WOW: Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Get Painted on the Mexican Walls

Published 05/05/2021, 9:00 AM EDT


In the entire boxing fraternity, there have been countless Mexican boxers who’ve taken the sport by storm. Yet, there are two pugilists, Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez, who have separated themselves from the rest. Chavez is a retired superstar of the game, whereas Canelo is still going super-strong with his boxing stint even today.

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Both of them have a magnetic fan following, not just in Mexico, but across the entire globe. That said, their hardcore fans in Mexico painted their images on their walls and put out a caption saying, “Champions are made, not born.”

ESPN Knockout shared this image, which later accrued reactions from fans and fighters around the world.

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In 1981, Chavez made his pro boxing debut. Back then nobody envisioned him as a special talent, but the Mexican had his intentions clear on what he wished to do. With his sheer brilliance, he registered constant wins and made his way to the top. After 24 years as a competitor, he retired with a whopping 107-6-2 boxing stint.

Following his footsteps, Canelo Alvarez, too, is tracing the pathway of greatness. There are significant comparisons drawn between him and Chavez because both of them have achieved enough in the sport of boxing. A few months back, Alvarez even admitted that if he’d fought Chavez in his prime, he would have beaten him.

Canelo Alvarez is all set to enter the ring this weekend

The 30-year-old will lace up the boxing gloves to confront Billy Joe Saunders on Saturday.

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This is a high-voltage encounter that holds immense responsibilities to escalate Alvarez’s career from hereon. If he grabs a win against the undefeated Saunders, he’ll line himself up for an undisputed super-middleweight title shot against Caleb Plant.

Additionally, fans are desperate to see how Saul Alvarez will present himself in a fight against the undefeated ‘Superb’ this weekend. It’ll be intriguing to see who among the two resilient super-middleweights comes out on top and makes his mark.

If the fight goes ahead as per schedule, who will you be rooting for? Saul Canelo Alvarez or Billy Joe Saunders?

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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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