Canelo Alvarez Reacts to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi Comparisons

Published 09/18/2021, 10:00 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)


P4P King Canelo Alvarez has grown bigger than the limits of his boxing chain, amassing sheer stardom as a global celebrity. On looking at modern-day sports, the Mexican elite is clearly one of the biggest names in the industry, sharing a similar status to the biggest stars. While his in-ring success has frequently put him on the scale with other boxers, Alvarez has also aligned himself with the likes of star athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and others.

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As Alvarez’s brand value has been one of the biggest in all combat sports, certain features have evoked many people to believe that Canelo Alvarez has become bigger than Ronaldo and Messi. However, the 168 lbs world champion has reacted to this comparison differently in interaction with TUDN.

Alvarez said, “Sometimes I believe it and sometimes I think that I’m happy and grateful.”

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“I never imagined getting all this. I imagined being the best boxer, but I never thought it would be this magnitude, I feel very happy and this motivates me to continue to triumph and make history.” (H/T:- Marca)

Boasting 56 wins besides just one loss and 2 draws, Alvarez currently holds three world titles (WBC, WBA, and WBO) in the super middleweight division. He will aim for the IBF strap against undefeated champion Caleb Plant on November 6 in a massive unification clash.

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The Superstar Canelo Alvarez

The Mexican superstar has been a regular face in several fan-favorite television appearances. Furthermore, he is a media-friendly personality. Thus, it has helped him become a popular name amongst the masses. Moreover, he has appeared in several sports-related documentaries and has his own IMBD profile. Some of his famous appearances have been in 24/7, El Boxeo, HBO Boxing, HBO Boxing After Dark, and more.

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As of now, he has over 10 million followers on Instagram with over a million on Twitter. Thus, all of these features validate Alvarez’s fame and success, which has come through hard work and grit. Therefore, as he is one of the best in the world, fans also compare him with the rest under several parameters.

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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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