Coach Abel sanchez did not consider that Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez can displace Julio Cesar Chavez as the greatest idol in the history of Mexican boxing.
“I do not think that Chavez never lose that, at the time you took it off Ruben Olivares and he is a great in modern history, “he said in an interview for Fighthub. “It is ingrained in the heart of the Mexican fans. I do not think that Canelo be able to take that away from him ”.
Despite valuing the sentimental factor, Sanchez considered that in terms of achievements, Canelo they have nothing to envy the Mexican boxing legend. In addition, in the event of an analysis in this area, he stated that Saul is near.
“Mind you, when it comes to achievements, it is possible that he could become the best of all time at the end of his career,” he added Sanchez.
Although JC He managed to dominate in the super featherweight, light and super light division, he had epic fights that are fondly remembered by the Mexican fans as Héctor “Macho” Camacho, Meldrick taylor or Edwin rosario.
For its part, Canelo Alvarez he has been champion in four different divisions (154, 160, 168 and 175 pounds). Now he’s looking to become the first unified super middleweight champion.
Equally, Saul faced big names like Floyd Mayweather Jr, Miguel Cotto, Gennady Golovkinand Sergey Kovalev, winning against the last three.
Sanchez I affirm that Canelo He may climb to the top in titles, but he will not be able to take the place away from Chavez.
“Maybe he will do it for his achievements, maybe for all the championships he has he can enter the discussion,” he added. “But for Mexicans Chavez he will always have that blanket as the best of all time ”.
Abel sanchez was coach of Gennady Golovkin for many years, but in April 2019 they broke up.
Less than two months before the Kazakh fight against Steve Rolls, they parted and Sanchez He called it “being greedy and ungrateful.”