Canero Alvarez has a dominant but flawed run.
Mexican superstars briefly pointed out Callum Smith and then stopped Avni Jurdilim in a series of meetings that weren’t good on paper and even worse in the ring. And next is Billy Joe Saunders. A good boxer with no power, he will almost certainly be trampled by Alvarez.
Sanders (30-0, 14 KOs) have the ability to stick and move in the early rounds, which can be somewhat annoying to Alvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs). But the master predator will soon catch up with him, and it won’t be clean.
solution? Alvarez, once known to take on all visitors, needs to focus more on the guy across the ring from him than on winning the title belt.
With that in mind, here are 10 potential enemies that are more likely to defeat the man that more than Smith, Jurdilim, and Sanders consider to be the best fighters in the world.
They are listed (percentage) in descending order of chance of winning.
Record: 15-0 (15 KO)
Split: Light heavyweight
Background: Beterbiev may be Alvarez’s ultimate challenge. The two Olympic athletes reportedly finished with an amateur record of 295-5, giving him an excellent basic foundation. He can be boxed. And he weighs 175 pounds, which is physically impressive, especially with heavy hands, which explains the fact that no one is at a distance from him. This includes the acclaimed Oleksandrguvozdik, which Beterbiev defeated and stopped in October 2019 in 10 rounds. Alvarez is a better boxer than Beterbiev and much more experienced at the professional level, but Russia’s physical advantages and his world-class abilities are at least an equalizer. And I don’t want to hear that it’s unfair to expect Alvarez to fight the light heavyweight division. He has already done that and stopped Sergey Kovalev from winning the title in November 2019.
Beterbiev’s chance: 65%
Record: 17-0 (11 KO)
Split: Light heavyweight
Background: Bivol is a more fluid and athletic boxer than Beterbiev, so some consider it a difficult opponent for Alvarez. He was also a dominant professional with an outstanding amateur record (reported 268-15). He defeated Sullivan Barrera (TKO 12), Isaac Chilemba (UD), Jean Pascal (UD), Joe Smith Jr. (UD) and Lenin Castillo (UD) one after another. And none of those battles were far apart and close. His resume is better than Beterbiev’s resume. Again, Alvarez is probably a better boxer because he disagrees with most people, but Bivol is very good. He doesn’t have the punching power of Beterbiev, but he’s a strong, natural 175-pound player, and he’s definitely not pushed away. A fascinating match.
Bivol’s chance: 60%
Record: 32-0 (16 KO)
Split: Light heavyweight (retired)
Background: Yes, I’m thinking out of the box with this choice. Ward didn’t deal with rumors that he could be Alvarez’s potential enemy, but he still doesn’t believe anyone can beat him, but he’s interested in the idea. There is no doubt that it will be intriguing. It certainly intrigues me. A talented boxer, Ward was one of the best £ 168 players before being promoted to light heavyweight and was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He hasn’t fought since June 2017 when he stopped Sergey Kovalev. In other words, we’re talking about a four-year furlough. Returning from such hibernation and stepping directly into the ring with someone like Alvarez would be a big challenge, even for those with the undeniable abilities of the ward. On the positive side, he is only 37 years old and has received little punishment in his career. Yes, I will vote.
Word chance: 50%
Record: 31-0 (22 KO)
Background: From a fan’s point of view, this may be the best match possible for Alvarez. Charlo will give up size to Alvarez, but otherwise he has it all. Skill set? check. Quickness and athletic ability? check. Power? check. experience? check. Charlo’s twin elders can open the box and can hurt their opponent, and he will not be overwhelmed at that moment. He made a big statement in a recent battle. The unanimous decision against Sergei Delevyanchenko was more decisive than Daniel Jacobs and Gennady Golovkin’s victory over the rugged Ukrainians. Of course, this would be a tough match for Charlo due to Alvarez’s extraordinary ability and the fact that he gains weight. At the same time, Charlo has the versatile ability and spiritual composition to push Alvarez to the limit. And note: Alvarez said he wanted this fight.
Charlo’s chance: 40%
Record: 23-0 (20 KO)
Split: Super middleweight
Background: Tall (6 feet-1½), unusually strong, talented, young (24), intense. Benavides has obvious attributes that pose a legitimate threat to Alvarez. And both fight at 168 pounds, so weight doesn’t matter. Of course, one important advantage that Alvarez will have is experience. Benavides has a solid resume of contemporary fighters, including wins against Ronald Gavril (twice), J’Leon Love and Anthony Dirrell, but he still builds his reputation and as a fighter. Growing up. There is one thing for sure. It means that you can’t go through the punches of Benavides, as Alvarez did for Callum Smith and Avni Jurdilim. This is one of the reasons why Benavides should be given a chance. Alvarez could send Benavidez and eventually disassemble it, but that’s not easy.
Benavides’ chance: 35%
Record: 41-1-1 (36 KO)
Background: OK, Triple-G is 38 years old. He is clearly not the boxer who fought Alvarez on equal terms in the two fights 2017 (draw) and 2018 (MDL). Many believe that Delevyanchenko was robbed when he lost his decision to Golovkin in October 2019. Triple G seems to have dilapidated in this battle. At the same time, he has been 3-0 since his second fight with Alvarez, defeating Steve Rolls, Delevyanchenko and Kamil Zelemeta this December. He still has a hard and accurate jab that caused problems for Alvarez. He still has power. He still has a high ring IQ. who knows? Perhaps he has enough speed and reflexes to give Alvarez a tougher time than many believe. One thing I think most people agree with: Triple G won another shot at Alvarez after two controversial results.
Golovkin’s chance: 35%
Record: 29-0 (18 KO)
Background: Andrade is a difficult problem. On the other hand, he seems to have awkward styles and unusual skills to give problems to anyone, including Alvarez. He is very fast, very athletic and knows what he is doing. And he’s a southpaw and it doesn’t hurt. On the other hand, few people want to get intertwined with him, so it’s difficult to tell exactly how good he is. His victory over Vane Marty Russian and Willie Nelson tells us a lot. The knowledgeable speculation here is that he will be a handful for Alvarez for the above reasons. He can open the box, move, and annoy your hell, as he has consistently done since turning pro in 2008. Off to do it.
Andrade’s chance: 30%
Record: 21-0 (12 KO)
Split: Super middleweight
Background: Alvarez wants to make history by integrating all four major Super Midweight titles. So if Alvarez defeats Billy Joe Saunders in May, the plant will be next to the hit list. Las Vegas-based Tennessees hold an IBF belt. I think Benavides is a bigger threat to Alvarez because of the combination of ability and power, but the plant also has an upset and legitimate shot, despite a relatively lack of experience in big events. Probably. He is a sophisticated and clever boxer, a talented athlete, and will make him an elusive target for Alvarez, despite one of the strengths of the Mexicans in his ability to cut the ring. I can see the 6’1 plant scoring from the outside, but most of the fights are constantly moving to do no harm. The question is whether he can do it in 12 rounds. Probably not-especially with limited punching power-but who knows? The plants are good.
Plant chance:twenty five%
Record: 13-3 (10 KO)
Background: why not? Delevyanchenko is competitive by losing efforts on Jacobs, Golovkin and Charlo. Some people believe he deserves to raise his hand in two of those battles. It says something given the opposition. Derevyanchnko makes everyone work hard, including Alvarez. He is skillful, knowledgeable and tough. And the “engineer” is another potential enemy that will not be overwhelmed at that moment. Delevyanchenko’s problems with Alvarez were also evident in his defeat to Charlo. Charlo was excellent in terms of ability, but much more dynamic. Alvarez probably doesn’t mean Derebyanchenko is significantly better than the individual divisions, but he has all the advantages and will be difficult for the Ukrainians to overcome. Still, you need to give Delevyanchenko a chance for a versatile fighter.
Derebyanchenko’s chance: 20%
Record: 41-0 (27 KO)
Split: Light heavyweight
Background: I don’t understand why Ramlies’ name doesn’t appear frequently as a potential enemy of Alvarez. It’s a natural match, with two well-established and undefeated Mexican boxers of the same weight making a compelling fight in their hometown. Very easy, no need to think. Ramirez is currently fighting in the light heavyweight division, but he was a super middleweight title holder from 2016 to 2019. So he’s not much better than Alvarez on the scale. Mazatlan’s native is a good, witty and versatile fighter with decent punching power, but he probably doesn’t have the physical tools (speed, athleticism) to defeat Alvarez. But he has a size. He is 6 feet-2½. It’s about the same height as Callum Smith, but the “Zuld” is stronger than the British. That’s why he has a shot.
Ramirez’s chance: 15%
– Boxing Sports
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