Peso Pluma’s “Ella Baila Sola” becomes the soundtrack to Canelo Álvarez’s training for the Jermell Charlo bout

Canelo Álvarez pauses training to enjoy Peso Pluma's hit in California, hinting at his diverse interests beyond boxing.

In a candid glimpse into the world of boxing star Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, a recent viral video captured the fighter passionately singing along to a song by the regional Mexican artist Peso Pluma. The moment was captured during one of his intensive training sessions in California, a testament to both his dedication to the sport and his love for music.

Choosing to set up camp in California, Canelo has been rigorously preparing for his upcoming match against 33-year-old American boxer Jermell Charlo. Fans and boxing enthusiasts have been privileged to his training regimen, as snippets of his sessions have been widely circulated across platforms, including YouTube.

The highly anticipated bout between the two pugilists is scheduled for Saturday, September 30th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The match is slated to commence around 10:00 PM Central Mexican time. Eager fans can catch the match on multiple networks, including Canal 5, Azteca 7, ViX, ESPN, and Star Plus.

In a pre-fight spectacle, popular singer Danna Paola is set to perform several verses of the Mexican national anthem. In a conversation with ESPN, Canelo expressed his sentiment on the choice: “Es un honor que entone el himno,” which translates to, “It’s an honor for her to sing the anthem.”

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A musical interlude

One particular clip that has garnered attention showcases Canelo’s training session accompanied by regional Mexican songs. A standout moment was when the track “Ella Baila Sola” by Peso Pluma featuring Eslabón Armado echoed through the gym. This song isn’t just a favorite of Canelo’s—it boasts over 360 million views on YouTube and ranks among the top 30 most popular videos in Mexico.

As the melody played, Canelo was seen not just enjoying but singing along passionately to Peso Pluma’s lines: “Bella, ella sabe que está buena…”. The boxer paused his training routine briefly, immersing himself entirely in the song.

Yet, after this brief musical interlude, Canelo Álvarez returned to his training with renewed vigor, indicating his commitment and determination to be in top form for his showdown against Jermell Charlo.