Saul Alvarez went through a bitter drink in 2018, one of the most difficult moments of his life since he had to negotiate the release of one of his brothers for kidnapping.
Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez Before making his debut in New York, he admitted that he had to negotiate over the phone to free one of his brothers who had been abducted on Mexican soil while waiting to face the British Rocky Fielding of that week’s fight.
Alvarez told Graham Pensinger that it was one of the most difficult moments of his career and that his residence was practically one of the reasons he was not on Mexican territory. While the authorities have not done what is necessary to improve the safety of the residents, he considered.
“In 2018, Monday before the fight and I was always on the phone. On the phone I negotiated everything that needed to be published. I talked to ca for three days … so they would release him, ”Alvarez said. “After I negotiated, I thought, if it was a daughter or my mom or my dad, it would be even harder for me. Besides, I had a Saturday (…) fight. I will tell my cousin, I will tell this, my cousin will tell me, they send this, I will tell this, ”he added.
Canello accepted that this was a difficult time, but tried to focus on the fight. He did not want to inform the authorities of the possibility that they were allies. “A thousand interviews and everything no one knows anything about. This is where I go, everyone thinks they see me there, it’s easy, but nothing in this life is easy.
“It’s hard, because in things like this, your brother never comes back, he dies, I have my brother, thank God. (His family) would love to leave (the country), but it’s hard, they have their lives here in Mexico, I think so. Can’t do that, ”the four-time world champion explained in a lengthy interview.
He said insecurity was something that would not always allow him to live in Mexico. “For someone who is jealous, who robs you in the light of traffic, I have protection against many insecurities, which is why I am no longer in Mexico because it is so insecure and too much for me and my family, and the government does not care about other things.
“For the average person you can come to a restaurant and pick up your watch, or expose the smuggling, which is one of the biggest insecurities of the people here”, He pointed out. “(The government) should worry a little more about the safety of the people, I think, putting too much cart law … thieves, kidnapping, and with that they will think more about it,” he concluded.