‘It’s Like Train Coming to You’: Canelo Alvarez Cautioned About Artur Beterbiev’s Power

Published 01/22/2022, 7:30 AM EST
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 witnessed a cracking boxing run in 2021. He also went on to become the maiden undisputed super-middleweight champion in history. Since then, he’s trending all over for his next fight that is expected to be at a bigger weight class. Earlier, it was reported Canelo will square off with Ilunga Makabu for his WBC cruiserweight title. However, the possibility of this fight seems less.

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Eventually, fans began drawing comparisons between Alvarez and the WBC and IBF light heavyweight champ, Artur Beterbiev. A matchup between these two was discussed ever since Alvarez competed in the 168-pound landscape. But is Beterbiev the toughest opponent for the p4p king?

Recently, Oleksandr Gvozdyk, in a chat with Fight Hub TV, spoke about Beterbiev’s power.

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He said, “When he hits you, if to compare, it’s like, train coming to you. It’s not like somebody like I was comparing like Stevenson Beterbiev. Stevenson hits you like it’s to compare with something. It’s like somebody shooting you from the sniper rifle. This guy, he just, he just, I don’t know, he just has a really heavy fists.”

Beterbiev is one of the most terrifying boxers in the 175-pound division. He holds an immaculate track record of 17 wins.

On top of this, all of his wins arrived via T/KO. Beterbiev himself seems to have reached saturation in the light heavyweight division. However, if he squares off with Canelo Alvarez by any means, needless to say, the undefeated boxer will be in for the toughest test of his career.

Canelo Alvarez vs Artur Beterbiev – Will it happen this year?

Canelo Alvarez is unaligned with any opponent for now. But, it was reported he might face Jermall Charlo by May.

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PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES – OCTOBER 18, 2019: IBF belt-holder Artur Beterbiev of Russia (R) in the ring corner between rounds of a light heavyweight world title unification boxing fight against WBC titlist Oleksandr Gvozdyk of Ukraine (not pictured) at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

That fight is still not official, but even if it comes to life, Alvarez will have the rest of the year to scale up.

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With this, the chances of him facing Beterbiev seems increased. Moreover, everyone would be keen to see this matchup, where both the powerful pugilists will test their prowess in an intense battle.

Are you keen to see Canelo take on Beterbiev?

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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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