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Canelo discusses Katie Taylor’s talents

Saul Canelo Alvarez is a Katie Taylor [19(6)-0] fan.

The Mexican Pound for Pound #1 says he ‘loves’ watching the Irish sensation fight.

Ahead of his undisputed world super-middleweight victory over Caleb Plant in America last month the biggest name in boxing was shown pictures of sports stars including Cristiano Ronaldo, Tyson Fury and Katie Taylor during an interview with BT.

It was obvious that Canelo has plenty of respect for undisputed female lightweight champ Taylor.

“She’s a really good fighter, I love watching her fight,” Canelo said giving trailblazer Taylor a glowing endorsement when shown the Bray stars picture.

Taylor will look to add to her unbeaten record when she returns to the ring on this weekend. The cross-over star faces Firuza Sharipova [14(8)-1] at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on Saturday December 11, live worldwide on DAZN.

The pre-Christmas clash will also potentially be a prelude to a massive spring showdown with Amanda Serrano.

Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn recently revealed positive talks have taken place with the seven-weight world champions team and he is hoping the New York based Puerto Rican will finally fight Taylor [19(6)-0] in April.

Indeed, after ‘good chats’ with Most Valuable Promotions, the promoter has provisionally booked Madison Square Garden for April – and so big is the fight that Hearn plans to bring it to the big room, not the Theatre.

“I had good chats with Nakisa [Bidarian] and Jake Paul and those guys at Most Valuable [Promotions],” Hearn explained on the Boxing with Chris Mannix Podcast.

“They appear to wanna make that fight — so do we. We’ve already spoken to The Garden about doing that fight in April. I think we can do it,” he adds before revealing he wants to make a big room big statement.

“But why go in the small room? I mean, one thing’s for sure – that small room sells out real fast for that fight, right? So, if we want to make a statement for women’s boxing, you’ve got the powerhouse of Matchroom, you’ve got the powerhouse of Jake Paul, you’ve got the powerhouse of two of the great female pound-for-pound fighters of all time. Let’s roll the dice.”


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