Canelo Alvarez's journey-from humble beginnings to the pound-for-pound king of boxing

Canelo Alvarez is widely recognized as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world at the moment. Ahead of his fight this weekend against Billy Joe Saunders we take a closer look at his come up. 


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Early Start 

Canelo Alvarez started boxing at the age of 13. He had an extremely successful junior career and became the 2005 junior Mexican boxing champion.

Professional Career 

Canelo turned pro when he was 15 as his trainers were unable to find suitable opponents for him.

First major belt 

In March 2011, Alvarez won the vacant WBC light middleweight title defeating Matthew Hatton via unanimous decision. 

First Loss as a professional 

Alvarez succumbed to his first loss when he came up short against Floyd Mayweather in September of 2014.

Unified champion

Alvarez will take on Billy Joe Saunders this week in a bid to unify the super-middleweight belts. 

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