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USA | May 7, 2022

Canelo Alvarez is pound-for-pound the king of boxing

Al Edwards

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Mexican professional boxer Canelo Alvarez gesturing thumbs up to the throngs of fans that turned out to support in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, May 6, 2022. (Photo: Facebook @SaulCaneloAlvarez)

There can be no doubt that 31-year old middle-weight boxing champion Canelo Alvarez is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world today.

At 168 pounds, the Mexican has swept all before him winning 57 out of 60 fights and securing four championships.

He is the total package – explosive, quick, powerful, technical, ferocious, unrelenting.

In an era of undistinguished champions, where one can get recognition by fighting on YouTube, Canelo is the real deal and is up there with the greats of the game like Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, Joe Fraizer, Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather, Roberto Duran, Julio Cesar Chavez, Manny Pacquiao.

Canelo Alvarez has restored legitimacy to modern day boxing. He is the first boxer in history to become an undisputed champion at super middleweight having held the WBA (Super), WBC and Ring Magazine titles since 2020, the WBO title since 2021 and the IBF title since November 2021.

It all adds up to incredible achievement.

Today, he takes on unbeaten Dmitry Bivol, making the move up to the WBA light-heavyweight division.

Canelo has the aura of a champion and the mindset of a man who fights always to win and knows what it takes.

“I want to keep fighting my whole life. I so enjoy it. I am fighting for legacy now. The money’s already there,” he declared.

His path to glory backs this up, having taken on all comers between welterweight to light heavyweight.

He has made it clear that he has his eye on fighting for the undisputed heavyweight crown.

Canelo Alvarez measuring the tape against Dmitry Bivol on Friday, May 6, 2022. (Photo: Facebook @SaulCaneloAlvarez)

Marking that off as another championship belt would make him the best there has ever been across all divisions.

What makes Canelo Alvarez a top draw is, he’s always up for the challenge and wants to take on the best and overcome whoever is put before him.

“I love boxing. I love what I do. Boxing is part of my life,” he once explained.

Canelo Alvarez is already and for some time to come will remain a boxing immortal.

When he is no longer with us the words on his tombstone should read: “ I fought the best; I’ve never been afraid of anyone.”

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