career-defining moments for boxing's pound-for-pound king canelo alvarez

canelo alvarez is widely regarded as the best in boxing today. we take a look at a few fights that shaped his legacy and made him the pound-for-pound king of boxing.


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As a 23-year old, Canelo took on arguably the best ever in Floyd Mayweather. He suffered his first loss against 'Money'. Since then Canelo has improved leaps and bounds and has never tasted defeat again.

First loss against Floyd Mayweather 

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In September 2017, Alvarez took on 'Triple G' in a fight for the ages. Though the fight ended in a draw Canelo proved his championship mettle against elite opposition.

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 1

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One year on from their last fight, 'Triple G' and Alvarez met once again. This time around Canelo won the fight and in the process middleweight supremacy

Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 2 

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In November 2019, Canelo jumped up in weight to challenge Kovalev for his light heavyweight title. He stopped the Russian in round 11 to win the belt in style

Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev 

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After getting past mandatory Yildirim, Alvarez has now set himself up against Yildirim. If he manages to win he will successfully unify the super middleweight belts

Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders

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