Over a decade ago, the star potential of Canelo Alvarez was clear and the path was laid out for him.
Today, he has earned his spot as one of boxing’s biggest stars, winning world titles at 154, 160, and 175, plus a secondary belt at 168.
DAZN recently put together a long-form highlight reel, so you can get a sense of how Canelo has developed as a fighter since 2011, and it’s an interesting watch, all boiled down like it is.
In the video you’ll see clips from:
- Canelo’s first world title win in 2011 against Matthew Hatton
- Canelo’s first and to date only loss in 2013 against Floyd Mayweather, a fight that made a determined young fighter better
- Canelo’s obliteration of James Kirkland in 2015
- Canelo’s first major “A-side” win against a star opponent, Miguel Cotto, also from 2015 [Full Fight Here]
- Canelo’s predictable and brutal knockout of Amir Khan in 2016
- “The Mexican Super Bowl,” Canelo’s dull win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in 2017
- Canelo’s controversial 2017 draw with Gennadiy Golovkin [Full Fight Here]
- The even more controversial rematch with GGG from 2018
- Canelo’s DAZN debut, a thrashing of Rocky Fielding from 2018
- Canelo’s move up to 175 pounds last November to face and knock out Sergey Kovalev
It’s a lot of stuff to watch, but hey, what else are you going to spend 20 minutes on?