VIDEO: Canelo Alvarez Teaches His Body Shot Execution to a Young Kid

Published 07/02/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
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


Canelo Alvarez has one of the toughest fists in boxing history. Apart from his clinical abilities, Alvarez’s sheer power, especially his vicious body shots, has curbed several of his top-tier opponents. Meanwhile, the Mexican superstar seems open to passing the torch to the next generation.

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While Canelo Alvarez remains a boxing idol to the upcoming era, the champion has frequently been active as a guide to the other boxers. From teaching his own stablemates like Ryan Garcia and Andy Ruiz Jr, to spending time with the amateurs, Canelo Alvarez has also expressed himself as a legit trainer.

Recently, he was spotted training with a young kid. Boxing trainer Henry Garcia posted a clip on social media where Alvarez was seen training a kid from Capetillo and TM Boxing Gym. As Andy Ruiz Jr was taking a walk around, Alvarez showed the kid how to plant straight and cross hooks to the body.

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Following three title wins from December to May, Alvarez is arguably the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world now. He is one belt short of becoming the undisputed unified 168 lbs champion. A fight against Caleb Plant may see him attain that status. However, the near future might hold something bigger for the 30-year-old boxer.

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What’s next for Canelo Alvarez?

Canelo Alvarez will clearly opt to face Caleb Plant somewhere this year and then make a move towards the other fights. However, he seems interested in moving up to 175 lbs. While most people see Artur Beterbiev as the right challenger for Alvarez, the Mexican superstar has verbally accepted the fight. Eddie Hearn has clarified the information from his end, sending fans into a frenzy.

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May 7, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo Alvarez flexes for the fans during weigh ins for his super middleweight boxing title fight against Billy Joe Saunders at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

However, the list goes on and goes. From a trilogy against Gennady Golovkin to a showdown against Jermall Charlo, Alvarez can cherry-pick his opponents. This includes names at super-middleweight too as the likes of David Benavidez will be keen on sharing the ring with Saul.

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Do you think Canelo Alvarez will move up to 175 lbs? Will he remain at 168 lbs?

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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