Canelo Alvarez will fight "Sugar" Shane Mosley on May 5 as part of an HBO pay-per-view card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Leading up to the bout, the 21-year-old boxer is sharing weekly thoughts and training updates.
Question: Mosley is the highest-profile fighter you will have fought, and even at age 40, he probably will be the biggest test you've faced. Is this too early in your career, too late or right on time for an opponent of his caliber?
Alvarez: This is exactly the right time in my career for this fight. I have been waiting for the opportunity to prove to the boxing world that I am a great fighter and I am ready for these kinds of matches.
The 2011 fight where I defeated Kermit Cintron in the fifth round by TKO was a big moment for me. I spent the necessary time in the beginning of the fight feeling out Cintron, assessing what I had to do to win it. I proved that my power and speed are what makes me ready.
I have incredible energy, and the May 5 fight wil...