What record does Canelo Álvarez hold? What titles does he still have to win?
Canelo Álvarez will try to defend his super middleweight crown on Saturday against Charlo, the undisputed light middleweight king.
He’s 32 but it looks like he has been in boxing’s top level for much more time. Saúl Álvarez will be entering the ring for the 64th time as a professional at T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, on Saturday night.
The Guadalajara native, who has had an illustrious career so far and has become one of the most charismatic fighters in the sport, will take on Jermell Charlo as part of his deal with PBC Promotions, as both sides agreed the boxer would be fighting at least three more times for more than $100 million.
Eddy Reynoso’s pupil seems willing to prove those who doubt him wrong, as many believe the amount of fights he has been through and his constant training during his career have taken a toll on him.
Canelo: what he has accomplished so far
Despite his critics and the fact that he hasn’t shined as much as expected in his last fights against John Ryder, Gennady Golovkin, Dmitry Bivo, and Caleb Plant, Álvarez has a very good boxing record.
The Mexican superstar has won 59 fights, with two defeats and two draws, and has become a world champion in four weight classes: super welterweight, middleweight, super middleweight, and light heavyweight. In the 168 lbs division, he’s the undisputed champion, which means he possesses all four belts (WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF). He accomplished that feat when he defeated Plant, who was the category’s IBF champion. Canelo is also The Ring champion, but it’s more of an honorific than an official title.
Álvarez, who wants to cement himself as one of the greatest boxers to have ever lived, suffered his first defeat in 2014 when he faced Floyd Mayweather Jr. The American ended up being the sharper fighter of the two and got away with a unanimous victory decision. Canelo lost the WBC and The Ring junior welterweight titles.
Last year, Álvarez suffered his second loss against Bivol, losing the WBA light heavyweight. Going up again to light heavyweight affected his performance, although Bivol was also the better man, as he outpointed the Mexican throughout the fight.