Keith Thurman claims Canelo Alvarez learned from Floyd Mayweather how to choose opponents that were tailor-made for him.
And now that he’s inherited the same position as the boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather (50-0-0, 27 KOs) as the best pound-for-pound boxer, Canelo Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KOs) starts to make money like his old rival.
The American boxer Keith thurman said via Fight Hub :
“He’s Canelo, people love him. “
“It is enormously followed. It creates a lot of excitement. You can tell he’s sort of cherry-picking, but he learned that from Floyd. “
“He got beaten up by Floyd and now he’s starting to make money like him. “
Canelo, 31, has suffered only one career loss, either to Mayweather in 2013.
Since that failure, the Mexican superstar has become world champion in four weight divisions, and he recently achieved undisputed super middleweight world champion status.
Canelo is aiming for a world title in a fifth weight division after seeing his request accepted by the WBC to challenge 34-year-old world light-heavyweight champion the Congolese Ilunga Makabu (28-2-0, 25 KOs).
This would mean that he would jump two weight divisions by gaining in excess of twenty pounds.
Thurman, 33, said:
“Are there any better challengers for Canelo Alvarez? Definitively. “
“Are there any Canelo fights that I would really like to see?” Definitively. “
“Are there any super talented individuals who might be able to cause him problems?” Definitively. “
“Does he have to do all these fights?” Absolutely not. “
Thurman (29-1-0, 22 KOs) was last seen in action in 2019, when he was defeated by the now retired Philippine boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (62-8-2, 39 KOs).
The American plans to carry out a comeback fight by facing Mario barrios (26-1-0, 17 KOs), February 5, in Las Vegas.