All tagged Canelo Alvarez

Canelo’s Reach Across Weight Divisions and Sanctioning Bodies

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) has made it well known that he has no desire to face Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (39-1-1, 35 KOs) a third time.

Following the first two bouts, however, Alvarez became one of the highest-paid athletes in the world when he signed a 5-year, 11 fight, $365 Million contract with DAZN – with the implicit understanding that GGG v. Alvarez III would happen… someday.

Canelo Alvarez's Controversial Legacy

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is undoubtedly a great boxer. He’s currently one of, if not the biggest name in the sport with notable wins over Shane Mosley, Austin Trout, Erislandy Lara, Miguel Cotto, Amir Khan, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, with his only official loss to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Canelo’s greatness, however, is not without controversy.

Canelo Alvarez stops Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden

This past weekend the world’s most famous arena welcomed boxing’s current most renowned pugilist when Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KOs) stepped inside the ring against the United Kingdom’s Rocky Fielding (27-2, 15 KOs). The 28-year old Alvarez would be making his first foray into the super middleweight (168) division as he challenged for Fielding’s WBA title and making his New York debut at Madison Square Garden.

Canelo Alvarez Signs Massive Deal with DAZN

In a move that could signify the beginning of a new era in boxing unified and lineal middleweight champion Saul “ Canelo,” Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) has signed a deal with newly established sports streaming service DAZN (Pronounced Da-Zone). This deal is no ordinary deal as at this time it is the biggest guaranteed contract in all of sports history. Alvarez signed a historic agreement that will span five years, 11 fights and a guarantee of $365 million. On average this will land the 28-year old Alvarez up to $73 million per year and over $33 million per fight.

Should Canelo Do Year-Round Drug Testing?

Yesterday in Los Angeles, California Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez along with Golden Boy Promotions held a press conference to discuss Alvarez’s future regarding his rematch with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. In the press conference, it was announced that Alvarez would be withdrawing from his May 5th date with Golovkin.