WATCH: Canelo Alvarez Teaches Andy Ruiz Jr. Floyd Mayweather’s Trademark Move

Published 04/12/2021, 1:29 AM EDT
SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 27: Boxer Canelo Alvarez of Mexico trains for his upcoming fight against Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, July 27, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Tom Hogan/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez is one of the best active boxers in the world. The Mexican superstar has conquered multiple weight classes and is arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter. This is largely due to his ability to learn from his mistakes.

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Despite all his success, Alvarez is always ready to help his fellow boxers. And the unified super-middleweight champion of the world has shown Andy Ruiz Jr. Floyd Mayweather’s most famous move.

Andy Ruiz Jr at the Public Investment Fund office complex in Riyadh. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

Canelo Alvarez’s coach, Eddie Reynoso, posted the video to his Instagram. The first clip showed Alvarez enjoying a relaxed dance with the former heavyweight champion’s son. This showed the Mexican is in good spirits ahead of his unification bout.

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The second clip in the post featured Alvarez teaching Andy Ruiz Jr. Mayweather’s trademark shoulder roll. The two were shadow boxing, and then Alvarez attacked ‘Destroyer’ as he attempted to recreate the shoulder roll. Alvarez also corrected him till he got the hang of it.

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Why is Canelo Alvarez teaching Andy Ruiz Jr. the shoulder roll?

This video showed the helping nature of Canelo Alvarez. Despite having his own preparations, he is assisting Ruiz Jr. with his return against Chris Arreola on May 1. This is not the first time Alvarez has turned into a coach for Ruiz Jr. So why is Alvarez teaching the former champion the shoulder roll?

The P4P star has first-hand experience of how difficult it is to attack a fighter who has perfected the shoulder roll. Alvarez fought Mayweather in 2013, and the legendary boxer schooled him with his incredible defensive skill, particularly the shoulder roll.

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If Andy Ruiz Jr. can master this maneuver, it would give him another side to his game as it allows a fighter to defend while loading up a powerful counter. And for someone like Ruiz Jr. who has incredible power and speed, it would be very useful.

What do you make of this video? Do you think Canelo Alvarez teaching Andy Ruiz Jr. will benefit the heavyweight?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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