“Canelo Is a Hell of a Fighter” – Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Lauds Canelo Alvarez After His Last Fight in Boxing

Published 06/20/2021, 3:01 AM EDT


Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. put the retro and the modern era boxing fans in a frenzy with his performance against Hector Camacho Jr. Although this was an exhibition bout, it stayed true to the immense hype and attention created around it.

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The Mexican boxing legend seemed happy with his overall performance in this clash, and astonishingly, he unveiled some words of wisdom for the P4P boxing king, Canelo Alvarez. Saul, who was ringside, cornered the legend for the final round of his bout.

Post the fight, a cheerful Chavez Sr. said, “He’s the best Mexican boxer right now. And maybe the best in history. He’s shown discipline in his career, Canelo is a hell of a fighter.”

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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)

In today’s modern boxing era, Alvarez has struck every boxing lover’s attention. His skill sets are highly captivating and this is why he’s become a flamboyant face of the sport. Every division Saul Alvarez has stepped in, he’s left it as a stout champion.

Even today, the 30-year-old shows the same hunger as he did over a decade ago. For now, he has shifted his attention to becoming the undisputed super-middleweight champion of the world. And accordingly, Alvarez is going supremely strong with the same.

Citing his current boxing stint and momentum, Chavez Sr. came up with his aforementioned statement for the Guadalajara boxer.

Canelo Alvarez – the best Mexican boxer of all time?

The 56-1-2 boxer has faced some of the biggest boxing hotshots of all time. Furthermore, he’s even emerged victorious against them. He always challenges himself against the best in the game.

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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

With his current boxing run, it’s safe to say that Alvarez is the best Mexican boxer of all time. However, he still has a lot left in the tank, and will aim to become the world’s best boxer of all time.

What do you make of Chavez Sr.’s comments on Alvarez?

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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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