Canelo Alvarez Sends Checo Perez Well Wishes Ahead of Miami Grand Prix

Canelo Alvarez Sends Checo Perez Well Wishes Ahead of Miami Grand Prix

Byron Pillay
  • Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez beat John Ryder to retain his Undisputed Super Middleweight titles
  • Sergio 'Checo' Perez will start the Miami Grand Prix in first place after topping qualifying
  • Alvarez wants his fellow Mexican superstar, Perez, also to get a victory this weekend

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez hopes he won't be the only Mexican grabbing a win this weekend.

The Guadalajara native is also keeping an eye out on another superstar from the area, Sergio 'Checo' Perez. Perez will compete in the Miami Grand Prix in the United States of America, while Canelo fought back home against John Ryder.

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Undisputed Super Middleweight champion, Saul Alvarez, is hoping that Checo Perez secures another win for Mexico. Image: Alfredo Moya
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Canelo remains Undisputed Middleweight champion

As noted by Sky Sport, Canelo won the fight via unanimous decision and retained his Undisputed Super Middleweight championships as a result. While he couldn't stop the British boxer, it was still a good win in front of his home fans. After the fight, the champion boxer commented that it was a big weekend for another Guadalajara native, taking the time to wish Checo well, Marca noted.

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"Tomorrow it's his turn, and I hope he also wins for Mexico," Alvarez said.

It is also not the first time that Alvarez has wished the Red Bull driver good luck. The Undisputed Super Middleweight champion previously visited Perez in the paddock at the Mexico City Grand Prix to wish him luck.

He also wished him well the last time his fight coincided with a Formula 1 race.

Perez starts from pole

Perez will start on pole for the race in the USA, while his teammate Max Verstappen only starts in ninth, Formula 1's website confirmed. Verstappen leads the Driver's Championship but is only six points clear of the Mexican superstar. Perez is also coming off an impressive victory in the Spring and Main Race in Baku last weekend.

Canelo Alvarez beats John Ryder

Earlier Sports Brief reported that Saul Alvarez defeated John Ryder before his adoring fans on Saturday, recording a unanimous decision victory.

The win meant that Canelo remains the Undisputed Champion in the Super Middleweight division.

Two judges scored the bout 118-109 in favour of Alvarez, while the other had Canelo winning 120-107.