Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez is the best Pound for pound of today and still with the possibility of surpassing Julio Cesar Chavez as the number one Mexican boxer in history, he considered Leo Santa Cruz.
“The truth for me is Canelo the best pound for pound, ”said the Santa Cruz earthquake in interview with LEFT PUNCH. “He’s been for a long time, he’s been fighting champions, he’s beaten three undefeated champions and he’s fighting the best.”
Highlighted Leo Santa Cruz that he Canelo has proven in recent years to be the best, as he has faced rivals of the stature of Miguel Cotto or Floyd mayweather jr, and now stands out with his status as undisputed super middleweight monarch.
“He has fought with better fighters, against Cotto, against Mayweather”, He asserted Santa Cruz. “He has accepted challenges, he has a good style, good punch, he is very strong, he is a unified champion, for me it will be hard for them to beat him.”
At the beginning they did take care of Canelo, but he has improved, according to Santa Cruz
Recognized Leo that at the beginning of his career, perhaps they did protect the man from Guadalajara, but over the years he took on the experience and quality that they now have at the top of world boxing.
“Canelo he has always been looking forward to it, at the beginning maybe they were taking care of him “, commented the Earthquake. “But he has looked for the big challenges, he has been improving, every time he is learning more and more.”
Thus, the considered best boxer Pound for pound At the moment he is living his best moment as a professional and it will be very difficult for someone to arrive and defeat him, he added Santa Cruz.
“So far he has learned a lot, he has gained a lot of experience and is at his best,” he said. “Right now the truth is the best Pound for pound and for them to beat him it will be quite hard ”.
Asked whether at some point the Canelo will be able to unseat Julio Cesar Chavez as the best Mexican boxer in history, Leo Santa Cruz affirmed that it can happen.
“I think he can overcome it,” he commented. Leo. “For me (Chavez) He’s always my favorite, he’s my idol, I grew up watching his fights, but (Canelo) Yes, he can be the best ”.
Reiterated that Saul Alvarez He is living a great moment, and he has a lot of time left in his career for him to be considered number one in Mexico.
“Canelo he is in his good moment ”, he concluded. “He may not yet be considered the best in history, but he can surpass it. He is still young and has a long way to go, I think he can ”.