Canelo Alvarez set to make acting debut in ‘Creed III’ movie


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Boxing star Canelo Alvarez is ready to seem in Creed III, director and lead actor Michael B. Jordan introduced Thursday. Whereas he has participated in lots of large fights, this would be the first time Alvarez seems on the massive display as an actor.

“Directing the legend himself @Canelo in Creed III. Cannot look ahead to the world to see on March 3,” Jordan wrote in an Instagram story Thursday evening. “A star contained in the ring and out … Welcome to the household. Good luck this weekend!”

The film is ready to launch in theaters on March 3, 2023 and can mark Jordan’s directorial debut. At this level, there usually are not many particulars on what character Alvarez will play or how large his function will probably be, however it isn’t the primary time the Creed sequence — an extension of the Rocky franchise — options well-known boxers. A few of the fighters that made appearances within the first two motion pictures embrace Tony Bellew, Andre Ward, Gabriel Rosado and Jacob Duran. 

It’s normal for athletes, together with these in fight sports activities, to take their skills to Hollywood. Earlier this yr, Amazon Studios introduced that UFC champion Conor McGregor will star in a remake of the movie Road House.

The Creed III film announcement comes throughout a extremely publicized weekend for Alvarez. He’s set to take on Gennady Golovkin, higher often known as “GGG,” for his or her trilogy bout on Saturday evening. It has been 4 years since their final assembly wherein Alvarez beat GGG by way of majority choice in 2018. Their first assembly in 2017 resulted in a draw. This time round, Alvarez is looking for a knockout

The undercard fights are scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET, whereas the primary occasion is anticipated to start out round 11 p.m. ET (DAZN PPV, 8 p.m. ET — subscribe now). 

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