As the Saul Alvarez v Julio Cesar Chavez Jr press tour rolled into New York City, Canelo’s team spoke of their desire to win the battle to be Mexico’s number one.

On May 6th the rivals get the chance to settle their feud at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, live on BoxNation. This was the second part of the planned four-city tour to promote the showdown.

Canelo, who recently revealed his opponent’s trash-talking is extra motivation for the bout, ensured that he would not be cutting any corners in his preparations and recognised the challenge ahead.

“I want to tell everyone that I am going to prepare 100 percent for this fight and train well,” said the 26-year-old. “This is going to be a very hard fight, a difficult fight because it will be at a new weight. You are going to see a great fight on May 6th!”

Head trainer Eddy Reynoso believes the contest will not disappoint on Cinco de Mayo weekend, and says Mexican derbies lead to some of the best bouts in boxing.

“This fight represents Mexican pride. It's always a pleasure to be a part of these fights. It's going to be a war in the ring, and I have full confidence that we will get the result we are training for. Mexico versus Mexico is one of the greatest fights you can see in the world,” he told journalists.

Canelo’s manager and co-trainer, Jose Reynoso, echoed those sentiments and is excited for the Mexican celebration: “Thousands of Mexicans will come together to sing the Mexican national anthem, and show the U.S. that we are more unified than ever before.”