Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is now contemplating challenging a much bigger man who is the champion at the Cruiserweight weight division in the WBC.
The Canelo legacy keeps rising as the 31 year old Mexican enters his prime and relishes success compounded repeatedly after multiple successful defenses of titles. Most recently, the Mexican has unified the competitive 168lb pound division.
His fanbase is expanding globally, with English speakers placing support behind the ‘face of boxing’ amidst the usual controversies and biases that all combat sports tend to manifest.
The Mexican fanbase too looks on as they toil away at their jobs being the backbone of multiple regional and national economies. Every Canelo fight affirms some of the positive image that exists globally of the Mexican man. At least, that is how most sports watchers interpret the presence of Canelo in media depictions. To talk about this legend in development is to talk about the importance of boxing within the Mexican community. Thus, the moves he makes will define the sport for decades to come.
Early Details On Canelo’s Move To Cruiserweight
According to Michael Benson, Canelo is planning to weigh at 180lbs as he faces Ilunga Makabu, an opponent with a significant weight and height advantage, 200lbs and much taller.