By Sean Jones: Canelo Alvarez seems bitter about his fall from the #1 spot in Ring Magazine’s pound-for-pound record following his defeat versus Dmitry Bivol on May perhaps 7th. Alvarez nonetheless thinks he’s the ideal even with his a person-sided education by Bivol.
The way WBA mild heavyweight winner Bivol (20-, 11 KOs) outboxed Canelo (57-2-2, 39 KOs) utilizing generally his technological match alternatively than electric power probably played a large portion in Ring Magazine dropping the Mexican star to the #6 place in their pound-for-pound checklist.
Canelo did not exhibit the form of boxing skills that one would count on to see from a #1 pound-for-pound fighter or even a major #5.
What we saw from Canelo in his general performance in opposition to Bivol was a fighter that was utterly deficient in these parts:
- Ring IQ
- Combination punching
Ring Journal could have dropped Canelo decrease than the #6 place in their rankings for the reason that they nevertheless have him rated higher than his conqueror Bivol, Vasyl Lomachenko, Josh Taylor, and Jermell Charlo.
If you’ve viewed the highly technological Lomachenko battle, there is no way that you can price Canelo above him in phrases of talent & expertise.
Canelo’s game is simplistic, involving him plodding ahead powering a large guard and winding up with solitary ability photographs. He does not throw mixtures and has a low operate level.
“Inform me another fighter who is likely up and down in excess weight, wanting to obtain distinct matters,” reported Canelo Alvarez to DAZN Boxing about his fall from #1 to #6 in pound-for-pound rankings.
“I risk anything to preserve creating background when I don’t need to have to. So individually, I still come to feel I’m the ideal in the world,” said Canelo.
The trouble is that when Canelo has climbed up in pounds in the past 4 a long time, he’s been strategic, fighting paper champions and flowed old guys. Canelo has long gone up in fat, but he’s not fought the greatest.
Canelo’s wins in the last 4 several years:
- Billy Joe Saunders
- Callum Smith
- Caleb Plant
- Avni Yildirim
- Rocky Fielding
- Daniel Jacobs
- Sergey Kovalev
All those have been very carefully chosen opponents for Canelo, all of them, and it is evident that he did not combat the very best.
Canelo ought to have fought David Benavidez, David Morrell Jr, Demetrius Andrade, and Artur Beterbiev in the past four years to prove he was the best.
The truth that Canelo did not struggle people proficient fighters is why several boxing admirers check out him as an opportunist, a man that cautiously chooses his opposition to make certain he wins just about every time.
“The real truth is that I really do not know how they take care of that kind of point,” Alvarez claimed about the pound-for-pound ranking technique.
“I’m in a situation where I don’t have to risk something, and I continue to do it, and nobody does that when they are in a place like the a person I’m in,” said Canelo.
If Canelo were preventing the best in every single fat class, he would should have the #1 place.
Up to date Ring Magazine pound-for-pound list
1. Oleksandr Usyk
2. Terence Crawford
3. Naoya Inoue
4. Errol Spence Jr.
5. Juan Francisco Estrada
6. Canelo Alvarez
7. Vasyl Lomachenko
8. Dmitry Bivol
9. Josh Taylor
10. Jermell Charlo