As he prepares for his May 5 bout with Shane Mosley, WBC light middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will share his thoughts with us on a weekly basis.
In this week's installment, Alvarez talks about growing up in Mexico and his desire to join his country's greatest boxing legends.
Q: How important is it to you to represent Mexico on Cinco de Mayo in the co-feature on May 5?
Canelo Alvarez: Mexico is my home and always will be. I am very proud of my Mexican heritage and consider it a strong part of my identity. Marco Barrera and Erik Morales and Julio Cesar Chavez are just some of the Mexican fighters I know our community looks up to. I intend to be among these men.
I don't lose, so no matter what day I'm fighting on, I'm giving my all to win. Even in my toughest fights, failure has never been an option. I think this fight is especially exciting for all the fans.
Being a role model for the Latino community is very important to me, and I am...