Who Is Canelo Alvarez’s Doppelganger?

Published 01/03/2022, 6:00 AM EST


P4P king Canelo Alvarez appears to have a mass following and his fans reside almost in every corner of the world. Being one of the biggest boxing superstars of the era, Alvarez clearly relishes global stardom, massive financial gainings, and popularity, which most people can only dream of.

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Aged 31, Canelo Alvarez still has a lot to achieve, but his legendary record already puts him into the top-tier slot with the veterans of the sport. That said, his personality got imitated hilariously quite a few times.

The sport of combat is not new to lookalikes and doppelgangers, with several superstar fighters coming across their look-alike. Well, Alvarez also has one. And his doppelgänger has been spotted in several blockbuster events.

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Prior to Alvarez’s WBO title win against Billy Joe Saunders in May 2021, his look-alike Larry Treybig visited the weigh-in and met several fans. He brought a replica of the WBC belt and donned it like a world champion. While people could sense him as Alvarez’s look alike, they still took pictures with him.

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Well, that wasn’t the first time Treybig imitated Canelo Alvarez. He even met Floyd Mayweather in the past and apologized for the rivalry ‘TBE’ shared with the P4P king. While Canelo Alvarez‘s sole pro defeat has come against Floyd Mayweather, Treybig’s interaction with ‘TBE’ spun several headlines.

Mayweather seemed to enjoy the interaction as well, as he offered some cheeky response. It was quite a sight for fans and Alvarez’s loyalists. But who exactly is Larry Treybig, and why does he follow Alvarez?

Who is Canelo Alvarez’s look-alike Larry Treybig?

Larry Treybig is a self-proclaimed comedian, entrepreneur, and social media artist, who is known for impersonating Canelo Alvarez. He has 15.2 K followers on Instagram, with 13.6 k subscribers on YouTube. His YouTube page holds the name of Carnelo Promotions, while Treybig’s IG account claims him to be ‘reel Canelo’. Treybig appears to be a fight fan. And thanks to his social media fame, the man has met several professional fighters.

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Apart from Billy Joe Saunders and Floyd Mayweather, Treybig has met with Manny Pacquiao, Caleb Plant, and several other boxing superstars. Although he holds no relevance in the pugilistic community, Treybig’s hilarious stunts have fetched him quite a name for himself.

It became even more evident when UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas have a shout-out to Larry Treybig three weeks back. It grabbed sheer attention and has brought some more fans to the reel Canelo.

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While the P4P king boxer Alvarez seems ready to return somewhere in mid-2022, we can expect Larry Treybig to follow him up in several events.

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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