WhenCanelo Alvarezisn’t knocking people out, he’s OBSESSED with golf — especially Tiger Woods — which is why he’s pulling like crazy for Tiger to recover from his injuries.
“Very sad to hear what happened,” Canelo tells TMZ Sports … “I hope everything comes out okay.”
Canelo says he’s been following Tiger since Woods first won The Masters in 1997 — despite the fact Canelo was only 7 years old at the time! Alvarez has been an avid golfer ever since.
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“He’s so good. He’s the best,” Canelo added … “I hope that he has good health and one of my dreams is to play with him.”
Of course, Canelo won’t be on the links this week — he’s gearing up for a big fight Saturday night on DAZN against “The Turkish Wolf” Avni Yildirim at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
Yildirimis 21-2 as a pro — but he hasn’t fought in 2 years and he’s a huge underdog against Canelo. But, Alvarez says he’s not taking his opponent lightly.
“I always train like I’m gonna fight the best,” Canelo tells us … “I don’t care if people know him or not. I know that the guy he’s coming for the win and I know and I train like always and I’m gonna do my best in the fight.’
Canelo says he’s gunning for a knockout — like always — and also talks about possible upcoming opponents.
… and after the fight, it’s a good bet he’ll get back on the golf course.