Time and again, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez has beaten a path to Mexico’s Independence Day.
Worst luck “Canelo” won`t be center stage of this year’s celebration, but he has no intention of separating himself from the magic and mystique of this celebration date.
With only 11 months as pro, Álvarez faced Cristian Hernández getting a victory by knockout in the second round. More triumphs and KO victories followed. Then three years later, Saul traveled to Puebla and defeated Carlos Leonardo Herrera with a technical knockout, in the first round, to tap on the portals of this fiesta date.
Canelo also defended the youth welterweight belt of the World Boxing Council. And in 2010 he triumphed again by KO. He faced Ad stopped rugged former champion Carlos Baldomir and retained the WBC’s silver super welterweight title.
For 2011 and 2012 he returned to the ring and beat Alfosno Gómez and Josesito López, both by knockout; defending the super welterweight world championship.
In 2013 Canelo faced Floyd Mayweather, one of the most accomplished fighters in history, losing his undefeated record, but gaining a wealth of experience, which distilled, refined, defined and evolved him into a superstar.
Three years later he fought at the AT&T Stadium, and defeated With a fine body of work, blasted Liam Smith with by knockout in the ninth round.
Then in 2017 he drew with Kazakh Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, and a year later he defeated him. An astute and canny career progression.