Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has been training like a beast. The latest clips of his camp have Canelo training and working hard as the biggest fight of his career approaches. What is Canelo listening to as he gets ready to box Floyd Mayweather on Saturday? You might be surprised by what was heard at the gym.
It's Ritchie Evans' "Oh Donna." The first ever Latino rock & roll artist to hit the mainstream is what sooths Canelo as he is training and punching the heavy bag. Evans, who died at the age of 17 in a tragic plane accident, had Mexican roots. It's not really a surprise that Canelo jams to a fellow Mexican at the gym. "Oh Donna" isn't the track many would expect an athlete to get pumped to, but Canelo does his part as he bullies the heavy bag.
Check out the clip.
Rock music is heard in the background at the start of the clip in the background as reporters and photographers murmur and comment on Canelo's work. Suddenly, at around 1:44, Evans' hit blurs out of the speakers.
Hey, whatever works? Canelo will face his toughest opponent in Mayweather as both boxers enter Saturday's fight undefeated. The slogan "The One" refers to who in reality is the best boxer. Who will be the one to remain at the top? Who will be the one to remain undefeated?
Mayweather is considered the No. 1 pound for pound boxer in the game today. Canelo doesn't fall too far behind, listed third in Boxrec.com's Top 25. When further looking at the stats, Canelo has the height advantage and is 13 years younger than Mayweather. Entering Saturday, Canelo will be 23 years old compared to Mayweather who is 36 and still unstoppable. Canelo packs a harder punch than Mayweather, but the question is will Canelo throw them in time to hurt the American boxer.
Okay, so there you have it. Canelo's warm-up music. We'll bring you more obscure aspects of both boxers as the fight nears.