Canelo Alvarez got here up quick in his final struggle when he went searching for extra boxing historical past by taking up Dmitry Bivol.
When he beat Caleb Plant in November 2021, the pound-for-pound star achieved a legendary feat by unifying all 4 main world titles at super-middleweight as an undisputed champion – changing into considered one of a choose group to take action within the trendy period.
Even the good Floyd Mayweather – who stays the one different loss on Canelo’s file up to now – was by no means a four-belt undisputed king.
Comparisons between the 2 will inevitably at all times be made, owing to their 2013 assembly.
And Canelo is closing in on Mayweather’s tally of world champions defeated.
In his 50-fight profession, the unbeaten Corridor of Famer conquered an unbelievable 22 world champions.
Some declare this quantity to be 23 and embody his 1998 win over Tony Pep on his checklist.
Nonetheless, Pep solely ever received the IBO belt, which isn’t thought of a legit world title by many.
Floyd Mayweather’s 22 World Champions Defeated
Jose Luis Castillo
Oscar De La Hoya
Juan Manuel Marquez
Following his win over Plant, Canelo has conquered 16 world champions.
Some declare the Mexican’s quantity to be 18 and embody his wins over Austin Trout and Rocky Fielding.
Nonetheless, these two fighters solely ever received the WBA ‘common’ belt and by no means held the complete model of the world title.
When Canelo beat Trout, the true WBA champion was Miguel Cotto.
When he beat Fielding, the true WBA champion was Callum Smith.
Canelo Alvarez’s 16 World Champions Defeated
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
Billy Joe Saunders
As such, Canelo’s complete is 16 – six shy of Mayweather’s complete of twenty-two.
The Mexican missed the chance to chop the hole to simply 5 when he misplaced to Bivol in Could.
And he’ll once more be unable to scale back the deficit in his trilogy struggle with Gennady Golovkin on Saturday evening as he already holds a win over the Kazakh from 2018.
Subsequently Mayweather’s file is secure for now, but when Canelo pursues a Bivol rematch subsequent 12 months as anticipated, then he may begin to actually chase down American’s tally.