Canelo Alvarez Invites Teammate Oscar Valdez’s Rival Shakur Stevenson to Train With Him

Published 03/13/2021, 8:00 AM EST


Pound-for-pound star, Canelo Alvarez, is the brightest prospect in boxing at present. He has accrued vast applause from boxing pundits and analysts surrounding the world. In his extensive career, Alvarez has inspired a generation of upcoming boxers. One such upcoming boxing talent in his fanbase is the super-featherweight elite, Shakur Stevenson.

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Stevenson has praised Mexican boxing great on many occasions. He even unveiled his anticipation to meet and train alongside Alvarez someday.

Recently, Canelo was in a chat alongside Little Giant Boxing, wherein he sent a heartfelt message to ‘Fearless’.

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“Whenever you want to come to meet me, we’re right here, Shakur. He has a lot of talent and I’m here whenever you wanna meet me. More than anything, I’m grateful to you for the support,” he said.

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 1: Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

In the above-mentioned statement, Alvarez showed his gratitude towards Stevenson and even praised him for his talent. Although Stevenson is a staunch rival of his teammate Oscar Valdez, Alvarez stayed adamant on inviting him to his fight camp.

Whether inside the ring or outside, the 30-year-old never fails to gratify his fans.

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Canelo Alvarez – an ambassador of the sport

Alvarez has hung around the sport for a while and been a champion in every weight class he has boxed in. Currently, he’s continuing his daunting stroll at the 168-pound division and he’s going fairly well with the same.

Alvarez put on a clinical performance in his last outing against the Turkish boxer, Avni Yildirim. It took him just 3 rounds to dismantle his lanky opponent. It was Canelo’s first major title-defense at that weight class, and he unquestionably showcased his in-ring audacities.

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While he creates magic inside the ring, Saul Alvarez touches millions of lives in and outside the boxing world. Just like Shakur Stevenson, there are countless upcoming boxing stars who’ve grown up watching Canelo Alvarez.

At his current age, the Mexican boxer is showing no signs of slowing down. He’s only improved with time and will look to age like a fine wine as time goes by.

Do you think Canelo Alvarez is molding the sport?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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