A Bold Prediction Tethers Boxing Superstar Canelo Alvarez to UFC Phenom Khamzat Chimaev

Published 04/08/2022, 11:33 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Canelo Alvarez celebrates after his majority-decision win over Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Canelo Alvarez is a superstar of boxing, as he has impressed the boxing fraternity through his exceptional boxing skills. In the same vein, he is the most discussed topic in the boxing fraternity. In a recent interview, Bernard Hopkins shared his views about the attributes of Canelo Alvarez, which resemble the UFC fighter, Khamzat Chimaev.

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The veteran boxer, Bernard Hopkins, was asked about his predictions for the upcoming fight between Alvarez and Bivol.

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Hopkins gave a bold reply to his prediction, being confident in Alvarez. He said, “He smash him. Over! That one will probably be over before the press conference.”

The interviewer wanted to know more details about Hopkins’ view. He asked,” Would he knocks him out?”

While Hopkins remained firm in his views. He said, “Smash him. Smash Him!”

The description of the ‘smashing’ of an opponent by Canelo Alvarez draws a comparison with Khamzat Chimaev, who has done the same in his 10-career fights in the other combat world.

Canelo Alvarez & Khamzat Chimaev ‘smashing’ their opponents

The 27-year-old, Khamzat Chimaev, is dominating the welterweight division of the UFC. He is recognized for his ability to smash his contenders in the ring.

 

While he has entered the UFC cage 10 times in his career; he holds an unbeaten record of 10-0-0. Likewise, Canelo Alvarez too holds a similar image for knocking out all of his opponents who faced him last year. 

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Hence, this is the reason for Hopkins’ bold claim on Alvarez’s prediction for his next match.

Chimaev will be facing his next opponent on April 9, whereas we are just a few days away to witness Alvarez taking on Bivol on May 5. 

It will be interesting to see how they perform in their respective fights and how they keep up the expectations of their fans.

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Mohit More

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Mohit More is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate of the International Institute of Sports Management, he is a sports enthusiast and has played boxing, cricket, and basketball at various levels. Mohit is a staunch follower of Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin.

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