Joe Rogan Enthralled by Canelo Alvarez’s Power: ‘He Works on It All the Time’

Published 05/13/2021, 2:50 AM EDT
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


Last weekend, Canelo Alvarez put out one of his career-best performances against Billy Joe Saunders. In this fight, Alvarez displayed his defense, power, and so much more to tackle his British adversary. His display garnered reactions from all over the world and even was a subject of discussion on The Joe Rogan Experience.

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In conversation with Russell Peters, Rogan said, “You know some guys just have power, right? But he works on it all the time.”

Adding to Rogan‘s juncture, Peters said, “That’s what I say. He’s the most, every fight, he’s the most improved fighter. He always goes back and fixes anything he sees wrong.”

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May 8, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Canelo Alvarez (teal trunks) and Billy Joe Saunders (blue green trunks) during a super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

In the Billy Joe Saunders fight, Canelo spent the first round decoding the former’s game plan and strategy. And right from the second round, he went full throttle on ‘Superb’, thus landing some extensive power hits.

The unified super-middleweight champ dictated the pace of the fight and didn’t let Saunders take full control of the ring. Canelo, who kept the fans intrigued by going toe-to-toe against Saunders, remained fairly successful in exhibiting his game plan.

Moving further, it was in round 8, when the Guadalajara boxer struck Saunders with a thunderous uppercut. This punch damaged ‘Superb’s right eye to a massive extent, forcing him to retire.

With this win, Saul Alvarez shut the naysayers.

Can Canelo Alvarez conquer every belt at the 168-pound landscape?

Canelo Alvarez now holds every belt in the super-middleweight division, except for Caleb Plant‘s IBF belt.

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 1: Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

With a win over Saunders, Alvarez has now automatically set himself up for a mammoth undisputed title fight against Caleb Plant. The official dates of their clash are still not confirmed, but the pair will definitely lock horns in 2021 itself.

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Furthermore, this fight has the ability to hook in countless fans, thus staying true to the hype and anticipation.

On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate Canelo’s performance against Billy Joe Saunders? Do you agree with Joe Rogan’s comments on him?

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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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