MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon – Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is close to returning to fight in Mexico for the first time in 11 years when he takes on John Ryder at Akron Stadium on May 6.
However, it’s not all plain sailing for the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world as his work commitments, training, business, and other pressures that the Mexican has to deal with have caused him to suffer from facial paralysis.
This was revealed by the boxer himself in a talk he had with Javier ‘El Chicharito’ Hernandez after addressing all the responsibilities that come with being in a position like the one he has.
“The more you have, fame or money, the more problems you have, the more responsibilities, that’s the truth, but it’s OK because you can teach a lot of things when you are a leader.”
“I got facial paralysis not long ago because of the stress I was under and so many things I had, then those who work with me got worried because they are my friends, and they are the ones who are there. The people who were in charge of the cars asked me ‘what happened to him, why is he like this,’ and I told them it was because of pure fucking stress,” he added.
Chicharito understood it perfectly, as he has sometimes seen himself reflected in the same mirror as the Aztec multi-champion since responsibilities and pressure come hand in hand with fame and money.
However, Alvarez said he feels fortunate to have his family and to take refuge in golf, which he referred to as his only vice.
“But at the end of the day, it’s worth it, especially when you know how to handle the situation. Blessed God, I’ve never had any vice, the only one is golf. I have my family, which is the most important thing in my life,” he finished.
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