Saul Alvarez Profiled on NPR's All Things Considered

At 20, Saul Alvarez is turning heads all over the media. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Earlier this week I had a chance to speak with Jason Beaubien of NPR about the rise of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who fights tomorrow night in Guadalajara on HBO. I'm just a piece of his story, which also features comments from Ryan Rhodes and Golden Boy's Eric Gomez, but I was honored to be asked and to add what I could to an NPR broadcast.

You can check out the story here.

Jason also mentions something I wanted to touch on, too:

The left-handed Rhodes predicts he'll knock Alvarez out. If he does, it will be the first loss of El Canelo's five-year pro career.

And even that might not derail the meteoric rise of Mexico's Great Redheaded Hope. His managers point out that he's still only 20 years old, he attracts huge TV ratings in Mexico — and he's got his whole career in front of him.

This is how I see any Alvarez fight, even one that is a risk like this one, at least in the short-term future. Alvarez is so popular, and has made such a genuine connection with Mexican boxing fans, that if he's the type of guy who doesn't get derailed by losses personally, I don't think there's any stopping him from being a superstar fighter.

I want to thank Jason Beaubien for the opportunity to contribute in my small way, and I hope you guys enjoy the spot.

Don't forget that we'll have live coverage tomorrow night of Alvarez vs Rhodes and Broner vs Litzau on HBO.

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