News | Sep 19 2016

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez : ‘This is my era, I am the best’

A confident Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez vows to carry the sport and go down in history as one of the best ever
Canelo Alvarez
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A stone-faced Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) pulled no punches on Saturday night, neither literally nor figuratively.

In the ring, he thoroughly wrecked an overmatched Liam Smith (23-1-1, 13 KOs), landing 51% of his power punches and knocking him down twice before landing a crushing liver shot in the ninth that left the Liverpool native writhing in pain, unable to continue.

Outside of the ring, and in front of a microphone post-fight, a smug Canelo Alvarez then put the entire boxing world on notice. “A lot of people won’t like this and many will disagree but I am the best,” said the new WBO World super welterweight champion.

 

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