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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez Last Three Fights

Canelo Alvarez Last Three Fights


Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez Last Three Fights

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez Last Three Fights

At Big Fight Weekend, we have enjoyed all the great fights that have taken place recently. Our attention now turns to the homecoming fight of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez as the Mexican star returns to fight in his home country for the first time in 12 years against Englishman John Ryder. In preparation for the fight, we are looking at Alvarez’ last three contests and the form he brings into this upcoming encounter in Mexico.

Canelo Alvarez Last Three Fights

Canelo Alvarez Last Three Fights: Caleb Plant

The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas was the venue for Canelo vs Caleb Plant. The American fighter showed quick hands and a disciplined defence, seemingly frustrating Alvarez, especially around the middle rounds. The Mexican superstar is a master at defence and has a brilliant guard, which restricted Plant to counter jabs for the majority of the fight, and despite some mild frustration, Canelo dealt with it well. Alvarez negated Plant’s strengths by pounding his body at every opportunity, nullifying the American’s speed.

Also Read: Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez Career Highlights

Despite Plant taking Alvarez into the championship rounds, the Mexican was comfortable and proved why he’s the best pound-for-pound fighter. He scored a pair of knockdowns in Round 11 to stop his opponent. Canelo landed a left hook, that forced Plant against the ropes. He followed this up with a devastating uppercut, which floored the American fighter. He was quick to his feet, but Canelo sensed blood and pounced with a flurry of spiteful punches, which produced a second knockdown, ending the fight, with Alvarez becoming undisputed champion at super middleweight.

Dmitry Bivol

Following the win against Plant, Canelo’s lofty ambitions took him up to 175lbs where he met his match in unbeaten WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol. The Russian boxer impressed throughout with his accurate shot selection and slick defence which negated Alvarez successfully. Bivol’s amateur pedigree shone through as he was technically strong throughout and stayed behind his impressively solid jab. The Russians strong technique made it difficult for Canelo to impose himself significantly on the fight.

Also Read: John Ryder’s Last Three Fights

Alvarez tried to break through Bivol’s guard, but the Tokmak-born boxer stayed solid behind his guard and continued to frustrate Canelo throughout the contest, with the Mexican struggling to get any kind of momentum. The Russian’s arm was raised after 12 rounds, with all three judges scoring the bout 115-13, meaning Bivol got the decision he deserved.

Gennadiy Golovkin

Following the loss to Bivol, Canelo returned to super middleweight to complete his trilogy with Gennadiy Golovkin. Alvarez closed the trilogy with a dominant display at the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada. The Mexican superstar won via unanimous decision, with the judges’ scores reading 116-112, 115-113, 115-113. The gap between the fighters was wider than the scorecards suggested.

Also Read: Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez Career Highlights

Make no mistake, this was a definitive end to this trilogy, with Canelo dominating his Kazakhstani opponent from the first bell until the last, with his speed and power proving too much for Golovkin. The Mexican beat GGG to the punch every single time. His movement caused Golovkin trouble throughout the fight, which made the Kazakhstani unsure and tentative when he threw a punch. Canelo was explosive with his shots, which backed GGG up throughout the fight. The Guadalajara-born fighter deservedly had his hand raised at the end, which saw a return to winning ways.

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