Canelo ends Golovkin trilogy with UD win to retain his 168lb titles as expected, but underwhelms

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, right, throws a punch against Gennadiy "GGG" Golovkin, in the tenth round of a super middleweight title...

Roy Jones Jr didn’t bother watching. Shawn Porter declared Canelo’s stock has now fallen. Oscar de la Hoya, whose Golden Boy Promotions firm was responsible for the first two instalments, used much stronger language altogether. ESPN said GGG’s legacy was secured – despite another chastening defeat – while Bleacher Report called the undisputed 168lb champion the sport’s king once again. So after Saturday night, which is closest to the truth? Continue reading

Canelo crumples Plant with R11 TKO, is now undisputed super-middleweight titlist

Canelo Alvarez walks away after knocking out Caleb Plant in the 11th round during their championship bout for Alvarez's WBC, WBO and WBA super...

It wasn’t plain sailing from the first bell but didn’t need to be as Canelo Álvarez did what he often does – wear on opponents with an ominous sense of inevitability – to knock out his third unbeaten opponent in eleven months, seizing Caleb Plant’s IBF title with an eleventh-round flurry and further cementing his boxing legacy by becoming an undisputed champion at 168lbs. Continue reading

Calculated Canelo Álvarez stops Billy Joe Saunders, eighth-round TKO win

Saul Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders fight during WBC, WBA Super, WBO and Ring Magazine World Super-Middleweight unification at AT&T Stadium on...

Billy Joe Saunders had his moments, started the busier and led behind the jab to good effect upon occasion, but the Brit’s 30-0 unbeaten record and WBO super-middleweight title were both seized by the sport’s pound-for-pound king Canelo Álvarez after an eighth-round corner stoppage following a competitive fight, albeit one that ended with an anti-climactic finish.

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David Benavidez itching for more activity, having eased past durable Ronald Ellis

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As far as activity and potential opponents are concerned, time is of the essence for two-time WBC super-middleweight champion David Benavidez, after he ended a seven-month layoff with a TKO win over Ronald Ellis at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday night. The 24-year-old, who namechecked Canelo Álvarez and Jermall Charlo among others, is willing to take on anybody. Continue reading

Eddie Hearn insists Billy Joe Saunders is toughest divisional test for Canelo Álvarez

Billy Joe Saunders takes part in a workout session at The Lamex Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Stevenage, England.

Having watched his last two fights ringside, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn doesn’t need convincing Canelo Álvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) is seemingly unbeatable. But if he’s to become boxing’s undisputed super-middleweight champion, he must beat Caleb Plant (21-0, 12 KOs) after beating Billy Joe Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) on May 8th – a fight Hearn feels may be an upset.
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Canelo Álvarez outclasses Callum Smith, becomes a four-weight world champion

Canelo Alvarez outclasses Callum Smith, wins titles in fourth division - Bad Left Hook

WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr (27-0) was ringside and hinted at a potential future super fight against the Mexican beforehand, but Canelo Álvarez (54-1-2) and his brilliance simply broke Callum Smith (27-1) over twelve tough rounds to hand the Liverpudlian his first professional defeat, earning his WBA and WBC super-middleweight titles in the process. Continue reading