By moving up two weight classes to fight Sergey Kovalev, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez puts himself in a “dangerous situation”.
This is the assessment of trainer Virgil Hunter, who has second thoughts about the decision of the Mexican to move up so he could face Sergey Kovalev. “It’s a fight that you would want to ask yourself why would he want to take that fight? You’ve got to give him credit for daring to be great. It’s obvious he sees something he feels he can exploit. All I can do is give him credit for taking a fight of that magnitude in jumping up two weight classes to put himself in a dangerous situation like that. Win or lose, he’s going to get credit even if he loses, because he’s got an out. He dared to be great. With his fan base, he’s not going to be ridiculed, put down or talked about. He’s going to be put more on a pedestal by daring to be great. Other fighters are going to be challenged to make a same move,” said Virgil Hunter to Fighthype.