Canelo Alvarez is at all times supremely assured when he heads into his world title fights.
Mexico’s pound-for-pound boxing star was overwhelmed final outing by Dmitry Bivol, however was on 16-bout unbeaten streak previous to that.
Throughout this run, Canelo took on among the high names in boxing between super-welterweight (154lbs) and light-heavyweight (175lbs).
After his slender rematch win over Gennady Golovkin 2018, he started to select up severe momentum going through champion after champion.
Canelo outpointed Daniel Jacobs to take his IBF middleweight world title and knocked out Sergey Kovalev to seize the WBO at light-heavyweight.
He then went undisputed and received all 4 belts at super-middleweight by beating Callum Smith for the WBA and WBC, Billy Joe Saunders for the WBO and Caleb Plant for the IBF.
Throughout this era, Canelo regarded really unstoppable and it appears he 100 per cent believed this was the case.
Previous to his bout with Saunders in Could 2021, the Mexican was planning his marriage ceremony to Fernanda Gomez.
Exhibiting no concern in anyway, they booked a date only one week after the Could bout once they knew he could be scheduled to combat.
Even when he knew he could be going through Saunders – who many noticed as a tricky process – Canelo proceeded together with his plans.
And he was proved proper to take action, as he stopped the Brit on the finish of the eighth and emerged from the bout with not a lot as a scratch on his face.
The identical couldn’t be mentioned of Saunders, who fractured his eye socket and has not fought since.
Within the marriage ceremony pictures, you’ll by no means inform that Canelo had been in a world title unification combat just some days prior.
Now, following his loss to Bivol, he’s scheduled for a trilogy combat with GGG on Saturday evening.
It it unknown whether or not or not he has made plans for the week after.