Boxing's pound-for-pound king canelo alvarez's most controversial moments 

Canelo Alvarez is the undisputed pound-for-pound king of boxing. All that fame comes with increased scrutiny. Let's take a look at some of his most controversial moments both inside and outside the ring. 


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6 month ban 

Alvarez was suspended in 2018 for six months for testing positive for clenbuterol. 

First win against Gennady Golovkin 

Alvarez's first win over 'Triple G' is perhaps his most controversial win, many believed that Golovkin won the fight despite the result being a draw. 

Law suit against Golden Boy Promotions 

In 2019, Alvarez filed a lawsuit against Long time promoter and mentor Oscar De La Hoya. He eventually parted ways and became a free-agent. 

Hand wrap controversy 

Prior to his rematch against 'Triple G' Alvarez was involved in a controversy regarding his hand wraps. 

Canelo Alvarez vs Erislandy Lara 

Canelo won the bout in 2014 via split decision, though many believed that Lara won the fight. 

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