Canelo Alvarez Reveals Why Fame is Dangerous

Published 03/19/2021, 5:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez during his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez is one stout prospect in the boxing world today. He is one of those few stars who showcase paramount stardom.

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The Mexican boxer has hung around the sport for almost 2 decades and has created magic every time he stepped into the squared circle. Even today, he surprises his fans by recording enthralling wins.

But even after so much recognition and fame, Alvarez believes fame to be dangerous.

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Recently, the 30-year-old was in Mike Tyson’s Hotboxin podcast alongside his coach Eddy Reynoso and the former UFC star, Henry Cejudo. Here he spilled some beans on why fame can be dangerous after reaching the summit of the sport.

Via Triple C’s translation, he said, “Fame is the most dangerous things that can happen. Why? It’s because there are people that come in and offer you everything. They put you in problems.”

Canelo is unquestionably at his career prime now. He already has numerous achievements in the bag alongside a massive fan following. Yet he feels fame can be menacing after a certain point.

Once you perform well, there’s a gigantic amount of anticipation created for you. And if you do not fare the way anticipated, then you might definitely be on the receiving end of a huge backlash.

Alvarez likes to keep his feet to the ground and do the required amount of work in the boxing ring. He’s an extremely hardworking pugilist who wants to solidify his legacy, thus making a mark of his own.

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With a whopping 55-1-2 track record, Alvarez has proved his mettle. Every fight he enters, he unleashes a new version of himself, hammering his opponents to a pulp.

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There have been several boxing greats from Mexico like Salvador Sanchez, Julio Cesar Chavez, and more. Canelo Alvarez is definitely the modern-day star of the sport and predominantly the biggest boxing prospect from Mexico.

Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) celebrates after defeating Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

He still has a vast career to trace, but Alvarez has already established himself on the legendary level. It will be interesting to see how he shapes up his career from hereon.

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What do you make of Canelo’s statements?

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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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