The best pound-for-pound fighter today, Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, revealed he has made some changes to his diet in preparation for his challenge against World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight super champion Dmitry Bivol of Russia.
Alvarez, who will fight Bivol next May 7 in Las Vegas, told Espn Deportes that he now eats a “mainly vegan” diet and that it has brought him many benefits.
“I feel very good, my body is adapting very well. My stomach feels very good. I highly recommend it,” Alvarez said in the interview.
The man from Guadalajara explained that he alternates styles and that the change has not been so drastic for him, since he still eats meat occasionally.
“The truth is that I’m not very complicated when it comes to food, I adapt quickly. It’s not something I grabbed all at once and gave up everything I was eating. Obviously all week I try to eat what is vegan and if some other day the opportunity arises to eat meat or chicken, I have no problem. But I do try to stick to eating vegan all week,” he continued.
Canelo Alvarez will seek a new crown in his career on May 7 in a challenge against a complicated opponent like Bivol and in one of the most anticipated fights of 2022.