The Mexican Bo Jackson
By Mauricio Sulaimán
Son of José Sulaimán / President of the WBC
Final Saturday there was an unbelievable occasion, the AT&T Dallas Cowboys stadium full to capability, to undertake the long-awaited return of sports activities followers after a 12 months of anguish and uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, which had the sports activities world utterly shut down for a number of months, then occasions taking place with out followers, then restricted followers had entry to occasions. The MLB World Collection, the NFL Tremendous Bowl, FIFA Champions League, and most main occasions had restricted followers in attendance. However this previous Saturday, Might 8, can be remembered because the first-ever main occasion which introduced the 73,126 followers within the stadium and thousands and thousands watching on DAZN and tv all over the world to rejoice life via boxing and an evening which can be endlessly remembered.
The very loud crowd witnessed an excellent demonstration of their hero, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez who’s, no doubt, the most effective fighter on this planet at this time, the pound-per-pound king.
A novel, electrifying environment, the standard wave, created by followers; the spectacular entrance, with the act of Pepe Aguilar and his daughter, and the explosion of pleasure with the spectacular knockout, after an eighth spherical which resulted in a brutal demonstration of pure energy and dominance, and Billie Joe Saunders should be praised for his bravery as he stood there making an attempt to win the struggle with braveness. Canelo crushed his English opponent and is one step away from attaining his objective of unifying the tremendous middleweight division titles.
One of many questions that generally circulates amongst media and consultants is the place Saúl Álvarez stands throughout the lists of the most effective in historical past. For this, it’s crucial to check a few of concerns that permit us to have a extra strong evaluation of the topic and never solely be primarily based on particular person appreciation or favoritism.
There are a number of standards to judge with info and numbers:
* Document: Clearly provides a visible overview of a profession; El Canelo has a report of 56 wins, one loss, two attracts, with 38 KOs; regardless that there are not less than 5 fights that aren’t thought-about in his official report for some unknown causes.
* Championships gained: Saúl conquered a wide range of affiliate titles to the WBC from an early age. He gained the WBC Youth World Title, the NABF and the Silver Tremendous Welterweight title, in addition to the next world championships:
WBC Tremendous welter with 6 title defenses
WBA Tremendous welter
WBC Middleweight, towards Miguel Cotto
WBC Middleweight towards Gennady Golovkin
WBC Tremendous Middleweight, towards Callum Smith
WBA Tremendous Middleweight
WBO Tremendous Middleweight
WBO Gentle Heavyweight
* Variety of world championship fights: he has to today is 20.
* Stage of opposition: The standard of the opponents he has confronted is a outstanding issue, and a big variety of world champions seem on the listing.
Saul has confronted 19 world champions. Amongst them are: Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, Amir Khan, Austin Trout, Erislandy Lara, Daniel Jacobs, Sergey Kovalev, Julio César Chávez Jr., Rocky Fielding, Billy Joe Saunders, and his solely defeat thus far was eight years in the past, when he confronted Floyd Mayweather Jr.
* Years of preventing at excessive ranges of significance and competitors, he has already a decade established as an elite boxer.
* Reputation: His fan base is very large, and he has the worldwide recognition of being the most effective pound-for-pound of the second.
Saúl Canelo Álvarez continues to construct his legacy, and he nonetheless has a number of years to build up extra triumphs, in order that the day he ends his profession within the ring, his place within the historical past of Mexican and world boxing may be decided.
DID YOU KNOW…?
El Canelo is a good athlete who excels in numerous sporting spheres. Aside from his greatness as a boxer, he’s a gifted and achieved horseman.
He’s obsessive about golf, reaching excessive ranges, and even contemplating knowledgeable profession within the sport. He performs soccer and baseball very nicely; briefly, it may be thought-about that he’s the MEXICAN BO JACKSON, Canelo is aware of Canelo.
The Dallas Cowboys Stadium was inaugurated capturing worldwide consideration resulting from its spectacularism, its majestic display and the importance of being the house of some of the necessary groups on this planet of sports activities.
When Antonio Margarito fought Manny Pacquiao, I used to be fortunate sufficient to accompany my dad to the press convention proper there on the stadium.
Whereas sitting on the rostrum, a number of the well-known cheerleaders, “The Cowgirls,” abruptly made their look on stage. Clearly, I checked out them and with nice shock to see that certainly one of them smiled at me. To my remorse, my expensive father, Don José clarified to me: “Oh my son, don’t get excited, they’ve by contract the duty to smile always.”
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