Canelo Alvarez Reveals “The Most Important Thing” He Learned From His Only Loss Against Floyd Mayweather

Published 05/06/2022, 11:48 AM EDT

Canelo Alvarez, the pound-for-pound king, is creating headlines ahead of his upcoming fight with his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Bivol. On May 7, the historic showdown will take place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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In an interview with Little Giant Boxing, Alvarez mentioned the only defeat conceded against Floyd Mayweather, “I learn a lot and the most important thing I learned from that, I don’t wanna lose anymore.”

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While speaking, the Mexican was composed and assured. He states with a confident grin that he doesn’t wanna lose anymore. The fight between Canelo Alvarez and Mayweather took place in 2013. Many of his supporters were surprised when the 31-year-old was defeated by the veteran. But, his fans know that he is a man of his words, and he has learned from his loss by making a consistent streak of victories since 2013.

Canelo Alvarez vs Floyd Mayweather 

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The big fight between the two pugilists had taken the entire world by storm. The bout took place at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas in 2013. Enthusiasts regarded it as the fight of the generation, with both fighters being at the top in their own forte. 

The Arena was sold out with around 16,000 people witnessing this epic fight. It took place at 152-pound and the boxers gave in all that they had. It was a rather cut-throat and brutal competition, with the opponents showcasing some brilliant footwork and strong jabs. But, in the end, Mayweather maintained his undefeated record of 50-0-0 and came out as the winner by a majority decision. 

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right to the head of Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Golden Boy/Golden Boy via Getty Images)

Although the richest boxer was declared victorious, still his win is considered a controversial one by some enthusiasts. And now, Alvarez is in the prime of his career, defeating every man he is facing in the ring. Does that mean that the Mexican superstar is ready to fight Pretty Boy again? We surely cannot tell, but if it happens, it is going to be one hell of a showdown. 

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Currently, Alvarez and his fans are excited about his fight with Bivol. What do you think about his upcoming bout and his comments regarding the Mayweather match? Write it down in the comments section below. 

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Shashank Wankhede

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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.

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