Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez He answered who he considers to be the best boxer of all time and gave two names.
“Muhammad Ali”, He answered in an interview with Buzzfeed. “For me it is, there are many opinions, but for me it is. He and Sugar ray robinson. Muhammad Ali also for many things he did outside of boxing. For me is the best”.
Last Saturday, November 6, the boxer from Guadalajara became the first universal champion in the history of 168 pounds.
He is also the sixth fighter in the era of the four belts (WBC, WBA, WBO and FIB) that manages to unify them. Bernard Hopkins, Jermain taylor, Terence crawford, Oleksandr Usyk and Josh taylor They are the boxers who had made it.
In addition, the Mexican talked about who he considers to be the best boxer today and did not hesitate to put himself at the top.
“I think I, right?”, Said before the confrontation with Caleb Plant, whom he knocked out in the 11th round. “There are a lot of good fighters these days.”
Canelo He fought his fifth fight at 168 pounds and won the championships in less than a calendar year.
His first clash in the super middle division was against Rocky fieldingin December 2018. After going down to medium and going up to light heavy, in December 2020 he stayed at 168 pounds.
Back then he fought before Callum smith, champion for the AMB, and the sash of the CMB. The Mexican won by unanimous decision by cards of 117-111, 119-109 and 119-109.
Just two months later he defended both scepters against the Turk Avni Yildirim, whom he beat by knockout in the third round.
While in May 2021, he challenged Billy joe saunders, then champion for the OMB, to unify the three belts. Saul he beat him by knockout in the eighth inning by breaking his right cheekbone.
The most dangerous blow in boxing, according to Canelo
In accordance with Saul Alvarez, the most dangerous blow is the uppercut.
“I think the most dangerous blow in boxing is the upper, because it is very difficult to see it,” he said. “When you are on your guard it is very difficult to see it.”