SAUL “CANELO” ALVAREZ continues to polarise opinion.
“Greatest Mexican Ever,” cried his fans after he knocked out WBO light-heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas on Saturday night. “Cherry Picking Drug Cheat,” screamed his critics following that victory over the 36-year-old veteran.
Regardless, Alvarez remains the undisputed leader of the sport today. To proclaim him the greatest ever Mexican, though, is premature. Alvarez, at 29, still has some distance left to run. Only when he’s finished should we attempt to pinpoint his place in boxing history.