Caleb Truax Thinks Canelo Alvarez is Unbeatable- ‘He’s a Man Possessed Right Now’

Published 02/14/2021, 1:30 PM EST
Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) celebrates after defeating Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports


Former super-middleweight champion Caleb Truax has voiced his opinion on the state of the division. The American spoke about Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez at 168 and opined that he stands indomitable at the moment.

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Truax is a former IBF super-middleweight champion and is fresh off a defeat at the hands of Caleb Plant. Plant is the current IBF super-middleweight champion and finds himself in line to face Canelo. And Truax has already placed his bets.

Caleb Truax celebrates beating James Degale in their IBF World Super-Middleweight championship bout at the Copper Box, London. (Photo by Steven Paston/PA Images via Getty Images)

Speaking to Fred Talks Fighting on YouTube, Truax said, “I wouldn’t pick anyone to beat Canelo right now, you know. I think he’s a man possessed right now, man. He looks pretty damn good after beating Callum Smith the way he did.”

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After Alvarez beat the Brit, he called for unification fights in the super-middleweight division. This put Caleb Plant and Billy Joe Saunders on notice as they hold the other two titles. Moreover, Alvarez has taken a fight against Avni Yildirim on short notice to make the big fights happen later on.

However, with his comments, Truax showed that the Mexican is on his way to becoming an undisputed champion if he stays in the division.

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The former champion mentioned that out of Plant and Saunders, the undefeated Englishman would cause Alvarez more problems. He credited the Brit’s style and ability, but also explained why he wouldn’t pick him over Canelo Alvarez.

He hasn’t really done much in super-middleweight to warrant anyone picking him over Canelo Alvarez. But at the same time, his style, slick boxing southpaw, is what has given Canelo problems in the past,” said Truax.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 09: Billy Joe Saunders (red/white/blue shorts) and Marceleo Coceres (not pictured) exchange punches during their WBO World Super-Middleweight Championship fight at Staples Center on November 9, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Saunders won after the fight was stopped in the 11th round. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Therefore, ‘Golden’ has made it clear that he feels Canelo is the best super-middleweight in the world. Moreover, rumors suggest the Mexican already agreed a deal with Saunders and is also in talks with Caleb Plant to make those fights happen later in the year.

Therefore, we may have the first undisputed super-middleweight champion in the history, come the end of the year. What do you make of these comments from Caleb Truax? Do you think the current crop of super-middleweights cannot beat the Mexican?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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