VIDEO: Canelo Alvarez Wins the X7 Celebrity Championship in Golf

Published 06/14/2021, 5:59 AM EDT


The P4P King Canelo Alvarez likes to win, be it inside or outside the boxing ring. Hence, he has added another big win to his resume, and this time it has come on a golf course. The super-middleweight world champion appeared in a BMW Charity Program in California and competed against other golfers in the X7 Celebrity Division.

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The 30-year-old shared the greens with Roger Clemens, Brian Katrek, and many others. However, he had the last laugh out of them all. The professional boxer took to social media and expressed his joy after the victory. Meanwhile, the charity program posted a clip of Canelo Alvarez, where the champion was spotted teeing off.

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While Alvarez continues to dominate in boxing, his recent golfing adventure would mean a lot for his stardom. After Floyd Mayweather, he is rightly the biggest cash cow of boxing. Expanding his dominance into golf will only help increase his reach to casual boxing fans. Furthermore, golf fans would know his name now.

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The boxer has been spotted golfing several times. Before his fight against Avni Yildirim in February, Alvarez used his hotel room as a golf course. Thus, it can be rightly said that his passion has paid dividends as he now has a golf championship under his name.

Despite attaining success across 18 holes, Canelo Alvarez will have an eye on his impending undisputed super middleweight title fight.

Canelo Alvarez is dominating the 168 lbs roster

In less than seven months, Canelo Alvarez has alarmed the whole 168 lbs roster, beating two unbeaten champions. After capturing the WBC, WBA, and Ring 168 lbs belts from Callum Smith in December, he defended them against Avni Yildirim in February. The Mexican legend then went after another unbeaten British champion, Billy Joe Saunders.

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May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez celebrates defeating Billy Joe Saunders during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The big fight saw massive drama in its build-up and Saunders almost walked off from the bout. However, they met inside the ring for the WBC, WBA, WBO, and Ring super middleweight belts. While Saunders showcased sheer commitment, Alvarez landed another KO win, breaking the Brit’s orbital bone with a punch in round 8.

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He is most likely to face IBF champion Caleb Plant next. On gaining a win, he would hold all four titles at 168 lbs. Do you see Canelo Alvarez becoming the undisputed unified super middleweight champion?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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