Floyd Mayweather Vs. Canelo Alvarez: Saul Alvarez's Biggest Victories
Alvarez finally has the match he's been after for years. Will he count Floyd Mayweather among his victories? (Photo: Facebook)
Floyd Mayweather may finally meet his match in Saul "Canelo" Alvarez this September.
Billed as a "dream fight" come true, Floyd Mayweather Vs. Canelo Alvarez will pit two undefeated champions against each other in one of the most anticipated bouts of the decade thus far. Despite being 14-years-younger than Mayweather, Alvarez has been in a comparable number of professional fights, having begun his professional boxing when he was a teenager.
Here are five of El Canelo's biggest victories. Will Mayweather be added to the list in September?
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1) Austin Trout
While Canelo couldn't put him away for good, he did manage to do what no one else had done up until that point in Austin Trout's career: he knocked the then-WBA champion off his feet in Round 7. He was awarded an unanimous decision in this light middleweight unification fight. "Canelo shocked us. He boxed a lot better than I thought. He moved a lot better than I thought. Not that I underestimated him; we just prepared for a totally different fighter. He was the better man." said Trout, according to espn.go. "He was quicker. He was stronger. I have no excuses. He was the better man."
2) Shane Mosley
Veteran boxer Shane Mosley's last fights read like a who's who list of prominent boxers. Canelo finished what Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao started, handing Mosley his third straight loss in a row. Though Mosley was no longer at his peak, Canelo's unanimous decision over the 46-7-1-1 boxer showed that he was a force to be reckoned with. Mosley briefly entered retirement after his fight with Alvarez, but came back for a fight with Pablo Cano in May. Mosley ended his losing streak with a unanimous decision over Cano.
3) Carlos Baldomir
Despite Baldomir coming in over the catch-weight limit -- which meant he could have owed Canelo 20 percent of his purse -- Alvarez declined the money and defended his title despite the weight disadvantage, according to Boxingscene. Canelo floored Baldomir with a left hook in the sixth round, knocking his 39-year-old opponent out cold.
4) Kermit Cintron
One of Alvarez's most overwhelming victories was over Puerto Rican boxer, Kermit Cintron. Cintron struggled to keep up with Alvarez before being pummeled so badly by the fifth round that the referee called the fight, handing Canelo a TKO.
5) Luciano Cuello
It's not every day you get awarded a horse for your performance in a boxing match; Canelo was given two. After knocking Cuello to the mat during the first round, Alvarez landed punishing blow after punishing blow on the Argentine boxer, forcing the referee to call the match in the sixth round.