Canelo Alvarez (Boxing Record: 60-2-2) showed great fighting skills during Saturday’s highly anticipated clash against Jermell Charlo (Boxing Record: 35-1-1). The fans sitting in the Las Vegas arena were buzzing with excitement when the Mexican boxing legend defeated Charlo via unanimous decision.
The 33-year-old Alvarez started strong right from the beginning. It was in the 7th round when the excellent counterpuncher delivered a powerful punch that knocked Charlo down. Later on, the judges declared Canelo Alvarez the winner.
Since the clash was among the top fights of the year, many famous personalities were captured outside the ring. The list includes former WWE champion Dave Bautista, DJ and music producer Steve Aoki, and boxing GOAT Floyd Mayweather Jr.
After the battle, a clip went viral on social media platforms that displayed Canelo Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather Jr. quickly shaking hands. Fans expressed mixed feelings after watching the video because 46-year-old Mayweather’s expression caught everyone’s attention.
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One fan jokingly commented, “You know Floyd lost money”. Another claimed, “Floyd will probably be like yeah I could tell I still intimidated him”.
One more fan asserted, “Mayweather will still give em dat work”. Another jumped in and stated, “Canelo is one of the goats but Floyd is THE goat!”
To fans who aren’t aware, the reigning Super Middleweight Champion was once Floyd Mayweather’s challenger. After the little interaction that took place after the bout, fans were quick to notice that Mayweather had something in his mind.
Here’s what Floyd Mayweather Jr. confessed about Canelo Alvarez in the post-fight interview
Floyd Mayweather Jr.(Boxing Record: 50-0) is among the top fighters in boxing history. He remained undefeated until his retirement in August 2017. During his reign, he won 15 major world championships. Furthermore, he fought in five different divisions.
The former boxer has defeated many first-rate fighters, including Mexican star Canelo Alvarez. The bout between the two took place in September 2013 in Las Vegas. The clash was won by the best defensive boxer in a 12-round majority decision.
Recently, while attending Canelo’s fight on Saturday night, he gave his opinion on the 33-year-old Alvarez’s victory. He claimed, “I respect Canelo, he’s one hell of a champion and he done one hell of a job tonight”.
When Mayweather fought Alvarez back in 2013, it was the reigning Super Middleweight Champion’s first defeat in his professional boxing career. The second defeat Canelo Alvarez faced was after 9 years against Dmitri Bivol.
On the other hand, Floyd Mayweather, after his retirement, has fought at many exhibition boxing events. However, for now, fans are extremely happy for Canelo’s victory. Moreover, fans want to know the next opponent Alvarez will be fighting after Jermell Charlo.