Carl Frampton has praised the Mexican’s super-middleweight activity, calling on other champions follow his lead to become more active
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Carl Frampton has praised Canelo Alvarez’s activity and believes that it sends a vital message for other champions of the sport.
He will fight Caleb Plant in his third fight for the super-middleweight title.
Alvarez has already won against Avni Yoldirim and Billy Joe Saunders in this year’s fight, as well as a victory over Callum Smith at 2020’s end.
Frampton, a retired champion, has praised Alvarez’s activity and called it a “great idea.” “wake-up call”For other champions in weight classes different to yours.
It just doesn’t happen in this day and age,” Frampton said when asked about Canelo’s activity. “He is someone who just stays in the gym and gets back in there after each fight, it is great to see really.
“It is great to see a champion like that who is prepared to fight so often, I watched something that he has started to take up golf which takes his mind off boxing which is normally 24/7.
“I believe it is a wake-up call to other champions that four fights a year is possible and a good number. I liked to have breaks between fights where I didn’t do anything but he is a different type of fighter and he just loves the sport.”
Alvarez revealed recently that he intends to fight four times next spring with the likes Dmitry Bivol and David Benavidez as potential opponents.
With victory over Plant, he could have already reached the pinnacle in the super-middleweight section.
Alvarez has a wealth experience at the highest level of competition and seems impossible to climb at 168lbs.
Plant believes this is what he has learned from his amateur career. He remains positive that he will deliver an upset on the evening.
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Frampton said that Virgil Hunter has been coaching him for the fight and that Plant should approach it by boxing on his back-foot and moving well.
“I would imagine with his appointment of Virgil Hunter and Andre Ward to his team he will use a sensible boxing approach rather than a gung-ho stand and trade with Canelo,” Frampton continued.
“At times in his fights he has all the fluidity and movement, but he has the ability to stand and trade which runs the risk of him getting sloppy in the fight.
“If I were his coach, I would encourage him to move. Your jab must be landing and you shouldn’t stay on the ropes. But it is much easier to do when fighting Canelo.
Canelo v Plant will be shown exclusively by BT Sport Box Office in the UK, Saturday, November 6. You can find more information at www.bt.com/sportboxoffice