Via Jim Calfa: Canelo Alvarez was honored with a statue in his hometown of Juanacatlán in Mexico on Monday for his many accomplishments throughout his 17-year professional career.
In an Instagram post, 32-year-old undisputed super-middleweight champion Canelo thanked Juanacatlán for the statue’s great “honour”.
It’s a bit early for Canelo to be sculpted because according to some, he is still at the peak of his career and has a lot of work to do before he hangs up his gloves.
On the other hand, Canelo’s two most recent performances against Gennadiy Golovkin and Dmitry Bivol, 40, suggest otherwise.
Canelo looked like a lackluster boxer in both of those competitions. As the saying goes, ‘You are only as good as your last performance.’
With Canelo’s last two attempts, he is going downhill in his career and he may be just two or three games away from retirement.
If Canelo wants to continue being Idolize by boxing fans, he has to turn the tide and start performing well again, as he did in 2021 when he won four belts to become the undisputed champion in the division. super average.
“It’s a great honor for me recognized in a place that has seen me grow and make me the person I am today. Thank you to the government of Juanacatlán for this recognition and to everyone who attended,” said Canelo Alvarez above. Instagram.
Canelo’s fans care less about him receiving the statues than seeing him continue to show his best and most importantly avenge his one-sided loss to the division champions. light WBA Dmitry Bivol.
Former four-division world champion Canelo is expected to take part in a tune-up next May over the weekend of the Cinco de Mayo holiday. According to Canelo promoter Eddie Hearn, the opponent could be his mandatory 168 lb WBO John ‘Gorilla’ Ryder.
Ideally, Hearn would like to take Canelo to England to defend his four belts against 34-year-old Ryder (32-5, 18 KOs).
While boxers like Errol Spence Jr and Ryan Garcia don’t believe in tuning, apparently, Canelo has no problem with them as he is expected to face Ryder next.
If not Bivol, fans want to see Canelo face off against the brand name killers of talented boxers:
- David Benavidez
- Jermall Charlo
- David Morrell
- Artur Betterbiev
- Demetrius Andrade
- Janibek Alimkhanuly