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Canelo Alvarez Three Toughest Victories

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Canelo Alvarez Three Toughest Victories

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Canelo Alvarez Three Toughest Victories

Canelo Alvarez (60-2-2, 39 KOs) has indicated he will be fighting on May 4 against an American opponent, with many reports saying Jermall Charlo in Vegas will be the opponent and venue. With a confirmation on the opponent still to come, Big Fight Weekend will be bringing you plenty of Canelo content in the build-up, and we are now bringing you Canelo’s toughest three fights on his record.

Toughest Canelo Fights on His Record

Canelo Record: Erislandy Lara

Canelo faced Erislandy Lara on July 12, 2014, at the MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas. It was a frustrating night for the Mexican as he was made to miss on a number of occasions by the Cuban-born fighter.

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Alvarez ultimately got the split decision, with the judges scorecards reading 117-11 and 115-113 for Canelo, with the third judge scoring it 115-113 for Lara. The Cuban-born boxer was a constant moving target, and this proved difficult for the Mexican to get close and unload combinations. The relentless pressure from Canelo was enough for him to get the verdict, and after the fight he said: “I came to fight. He came to run.” The judges agreed.

Gennadiy Golovkin II

Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin clashed for the second time on September 16, 2017, and it started as a cagey affair, with both looking to take the middle of the ring. Canelos brutal body shots – seemingly started to wear down GGG during the middle rounds.

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Golovkin landed a massive right hand in round ten, which swung the flow of the fight back in his favour. The 12th round was a close call, with two judges giving Alvarez the verdict, which was ultimately the key moment. Two scorecards gave the Mexican the verdict of 115-113, with the other card reading 114-114.

Sergey Kovalev

Alvarez stepped up to light heavyweight to challenge Sergey Kovalev for the WBO world light heavyweight title. It was a difficult encounter for the Mexican as Kovalev boxed diligently behind his jab and controlled the distance well throughout. Even when Canelo got through with a body shot or two, the Russian did not deviate from his plan.

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The plan appeared to be working until Canelo finally got through with an over-the-top left hook, which scrambled Kovalev’s senses before the Mexican landed a massive right hand – forcing the referee to immediately wave the fight off, giving him the 11th round TKO victory.

It remains to be seen who is next for Canelo, but amongst his many victories, the Mexican superstar has proven he has what it takes to come through tough opponents.

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