VIDEO: When 20-Year-Old Canelo Alvarez Shocked Boxing Fans With His Speed

Published 08/25/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
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)


P4P King Canelo Alvarez is at the top of the world right now, amassing a legendary resume of 56-1-2 and three world titles at 168 lbs. Meanwhile, it’s stunning to see that the 31-year-old has already had a run of 15 years in the professional chain and still has several years to see as a pro-boxer.

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That said, his rise to the top had begun years back when he was yet to attain the status that he currently holds. Just after touching 20 years of age, Canelo Alvarez could grab the WBC world title, which was shocking to witness for many.

While the welterweight roster of the time reflected umpteen elites, Alvarez came out of nowhere and overpowered all of his contemporaries. One of them was Shane Mosley, who fell prey to 20-year old Alvarez’s tricks in the ring.

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Before the fight, Canelo Alvarez shocked the fans by unveiling his quick pad-work with trainer Eddy Reynoso. The scene came live from the gym, where the champion also vowed to knockout Shane Mosley in their in-ring collision.

It’s surprising to see how Reynoso and Alvarez have climbed the ladders from that point to where they stand today. However, Canelo couldn’t stop his rival, Shane Mosley, on that scheduled bout in 2012. Both men went to the length, in which Alvarez out sparked Mosley to earn his win via a unanimous decision.

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Nine years later, Alvarez is now on the brink of another career-defining moment. Following two fights already in 2021, the Mexican star will appear again on November 6 for a historic title fight. Here are more details about Canelo Alvarez’s upcoming appearance.

Canelo Alvarez vs Caleb Plant- Best vs The Best

WBC, WBA, WBO, Ring super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will face IBF titlist Caleb Plant to settle the first-ever unified world champion on the 168 lbs division. Following the WBO title win over Billy Joe Saunders in May, Alvarez is now three months away from the fight that could be his last for the year.

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Meanwhile, it will be the biggest payday of Caleb Plant’s career, which will also offer him a chance to beat Alvarez, an achievement that only Floyd Mayweather has unlocked. Thus, it can be one of the best scraps of recent memory, if both men bring in their best sides.

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Who do you think will have the last laugh? Canelo Alvarez or Caleb Plant?

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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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