Canelo Alvarez Sends a Subtle Warning to Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk, and Other Heavyweight Stars

Published 01/03/2022, 9:00 AM EST
Nov 5, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Canelo Alvarez weighs in for his super middleweight championship boxing match against Caleb Plant (not pictured) at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports


The heavyweight division is currently under the control of big superstars like Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk. However, Canelo Alvarez sees his stablemate, Frank Sanchez, toppling all of them somewhere down the line.

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Sanchez trains with Alvarez at Eddy Reynoso’s gym and has showcased several A-listed features so far. The undefeated boxer is now 20-0 as a pro and has registered his latest win against Christian Hammer in the undercard of Ortiz vs Martin. ‘The Cuban Flash’ is getting closer to the title picture with every by-gone bout. And Alvarez has his sole belief in him.

In a chat with George Ebro, Alvarez said, “He will be world champion, he will sweep everyone in the heavyweight division, because he is a special talent.” (H/T:- Boxing Scene)

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Eddy Reynoso’s stable is blooming with big heavyweights. Sanchez isn’t the only one gearing up for a title shot. Former champion Andy Ruiz Jr. is also looking at regaining his championship status and can soon get a crack at it. Ruiz Jr. also trains with Canelo Alvarez and Eddy Reynoso and is reported to be in talks to meet Tyson Fury in 2022.

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The heavyweight division is currently going through several transitions, and the championship bouts are still not aligned. Hence, Frank Sanchez shall continue advancing his undefeated streak before getting a deserving shot. After his recent win, Sanchez can claim to challenge bigger opponents. While Alvarez is aiming to move up to 200 lbs, Sanchez is continuing his plans to take over the heavyweight unit.

Canelo Alvarez may have predicted the right reality for Frank Sanchez

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Sanchez may not get an immediate title shot. But he can target potential big names like Luis Ortiz, Joe Joyce, and several other contenders climbing the ladders to the championship. The heavyweight division is full of A-listers, and Sanchez won’t have a deficit in finding viable names. The 29-year-old has been sheerly active in his career, earning 20 wins in less than five years of his pro-run.

He is a threat to several of his contemporaries, as ‘The Cuban Flash’ has touted himself to be a KO-artist. Having stopped 13 of his opponents, Sanchez is in the top-tier mix. But has a lot to prove his worth as a championship fighter. The heavyweight division is not new to vicious punchers and Sanchez is rightly at a distance from the world title now.

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However, a few more wins will clearly bring him an opportunity to fight for the gold. And then we can see his potential in a blockbuster contest. Do you see Frank Sanchez becoming a world champion?

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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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