Canelo Alvarez Names His Favorite Boxers: Vasyl Lomachenko, Teofimo Lopez, and Others Make the List

Published 05/04/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez walks to his corner during his middleweight unification fight against Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


‘No boxing, no life’ is what Canelo Alvarez preaches to his fans all over the world. Aged 30, he is already the four-division world champion and is considered one of the greatest pugilists of the era. While he arguably remains the most entraining boxer of this time, Alvarez has his list of favorites.

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In an active career of 16 years, Alvarez has seen several elites come to the global stage. While the sport always had umpteen legends, the P4P king prefers watching a few of them. Prior to his 168 lbs title unification fight against Billy Joe Saunders, the champion connected with Brian Custer to talk about his favorite boxers. Meanwhile, Alvarez appears to be a fan of the lightweight and welterweight boxers as he picked all his favorites from the particular spots.

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When asked about his favorites, Alvarez said, “A lot of fighters out there. Teofimo [Lopez], [Vasyl] Lomachenko, [Terence] Crawford, Ryan Garcia,” said the super middleweight champion.

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All these fighters have proven to be exceptional boxers. While Vasyl Lomachenko and Terence Crawford have been the veteran champions, Teofimo Lopez and Ryan Garcia represent the young blood at a championship level. Hence Canelo Alvarez has rightfully picked up the names.

Meanwhile, Canelo Alvarez is favorable to several fans, and considering his stardom, the super middleweight champion remains relevant in the fight talks throughout. Here’s a look at Alvarez’s possible future.

What’s next for Canelo Alvarez?

The WBA and WBC super-middleweight champion will challenge Billy Joe Saunders for the WBO belt in a 12-rounds headliner on May 8. Headed by the Matchroom Promotions, the fight will take place at the AT&T stadium in the USA.

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That said, both the champions have already been vile on each other, with several verbal attacks. It has further intensified their matchup, and fans can gear up for a nail-biting collision. Additionally, the matchup also seems a ticket for another unification fight against IBF titleholder Caleb Plant. Hence, there’s too much at stake to lose for either man. Undefeated boxer Billy Joe Saunders will put his 30-0 record on the line, whole Alvarez’s legacy and titles will be put alongside.

Who do you think will win? ‘Superb’ Saunders or ‘Canelo’?

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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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