It’s been over two years since Canelo Alvarez knocked out an opponent. But the unanimous victory over Jermell Charlo last Saturday proved that he doesn’t need an early stoppage to stamp his legacy. The loss to Dmitry Bivol and then the performances against Gennady Golovkin and John Ryder probably raised doubts in many minds about the 33-year-old sitting on a rickety throne. However, the resounding win at T-Mobile Arena should be enough to force a shift in the oft-repeated narrative of an ebbing Alvarez.
Surprisingly, the victory of Charlo appears to have attracted some fans who were seeking inspiration and guidance. Their excitement was boundless when, after 12 rounds of intense fighting against the ‘Iron Man’ on September 30, the judges’ scorecards showed a score of 119-109, 118-109, and 118-109. Lou DiBella was among those who spoke out against the doubters.
In response to criticism: Lou DiBella
The 63-year-old promoter manages Regis Prograis and George Kambosos Jr., among other fighters. On his X profile, he expressed confusion over the fact that many fans, followers, and experts fail to acknowledge Canelo Alvarez’s skill and greatness. Di Bella finds it perplexing, as Alvarez’s record speaks for itself.
It amazes me how numerous individuals in the boxing community refuse to recognize Canelo’s outstanding abilities. It is perplexing. His accomplishments speak volumes and cannot be ignored.
— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) October 2, 2023
It is worth noting that Canelo Alvarez faced his twenty-second world champion opponent, Jermell Charlo. In terms of his world title fights, he has a record of 20 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. He has held titles in the weight classes of Light Middleweight, Middleweight, Super Middleweight, and Light Heavyweight. Additionally, it should be acknowledged that he is only thirty-three years old and in great physical shape, suggesting that he could potentially continue competing for another five years.
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His win against John Ryder didn’t make a huge impact. This led to speculation that he may be losing his edge. However, it’s important to consider that Canelo Alvarez took a 7-month break before the fight due to a hand injury that needed surgery. While his losses to Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Dmitry Bivol may tarnish his record, it’s not necessary to justify them. After all, those were against two highly skilled boxers at the peak of their careers.
The true test of something is in experiencing it. Therefore, the various ways in which he is mentioned demonstrate the authenticity of Alvarez’s skills. From David Benavidez to Terence Crawford, Chris Eubank Jr. appears to have added himself to the list.
Canelo Alvarez has amassed a business and investment portfolio worth $200 million, including a taco restaurant, a partnership with Hennessy, a tequila brand, and more.
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View this video: Terence Crawford, David Benavidez, Dmitry Bivol rematch, and other potential opponents for Canelo Alvarez following his impressive win against Jermell Charlo.
The article on EssentiallySports reports that a well-known promoter is confused by the criticism directed towards Canelo Alvarez, despite his impressive win against Jermell Charlo.