Canelo Alvarez Reveals Why 2021 Was His Life’s Best Year

Published 01/03/2022, 6:30 AM EST


Canelo Alvarez touched new heights of success after returning to action in December 2020 against Callum Smith, ending a hiatus of over one year from the ring. He vanquished an undefeated Smith to grab hold of the WBC, WBA, and Ring super middleweight titles. However, the coming days fetched him even more and after a full circle of 2021, Alvarez sees it as his best year.

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From personal to professional achievements, the Mexican star has seen it all. While 2022 can put him into bigger challenges, Alvarez is currently relishing his lay-off. The maiden undisputed super middleweight champion recently connected with PBC FOX and shared his experiences.

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A potential move to light heavyweight or cruiserweight is valid. But nothing is confirmed as of now, and Alvarez is still in the hangover of a successful 2021.

“It was an unbelievable year, maybe the best year of my life. Because I get married with my wife, the first thing. Then I accomplished so much in boxing which for me is amazing. So, it must be the best year of my life,” said Canelo Alvarez.

Canelo Alvarez has fought thrice in 2021, winning all three showdowns via stoppages. After a successful stint against Smith in 2020, Alvarez defended his belts against Avni Yildirim in February and went for Billy Joe Saunders’s WBO strap in May, He then followed it by adding Caleb Plant’s IBF belt in November, holding all major titles at 168 lbs division.

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The four-division world champion can soon become a five-weight titlist if he gets a belt in the cruiserweight division. WBC has already cleared Ilunga Makabu to face Alvarez. But we are still miles away from seeing it happen.

Canelo Alvarez is making big moves all over

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Apart from a shift to the cruiserweight division, Alvarez can also turn his head back to 175 lbs. He has already tasted gold at light heavyweight and shall expect himself to become undisputed over there too. From Artur Beterbiev to Dmitry Bivol, the 175 lbs unit can offer a lot before the P4P king. Meanwhile, middleweight champions are also calling him out for an in-ring scrap.

Nov 6, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Canelo Alvarez celebrates after knocking out Caleb Plant (not pictured) during their undisputed super middleweight world championship boxing match at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

As for now, Alvarez can enjoy his lay-off time and craft his comeback plans safely. He has achieved it all at 168 lbs but still has a few tests left over there.

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If that doesn’t intrigue him to retain the belts, Alvarez can jump divisions at will, producing several blockbuster matchups for the fans.

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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