Top five fights for Canelo Alvarez before Gennady Golovkin

Canelo needs to test the waters at 160lbs before he fights Golovkin

5. Andy Lee

Although he’s coming off the back of a loss in which he relinquished his WBO world title, the Irishman is one of the best at 160lbs. A skillful southpaw with a venomous punch, Lee could be a potential banana skin for Canelo at this stage, especially given his height and range.

He’s also well-known in America, meaning a win over him would enhance Canelo’s reputation, especially as a legitimate middleweight.

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