Chavez: Canelo is pound-for-pound best

Mexican boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez is fully behind Saul Alvarez being regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

Canelo’s next fight is unknown. He is currently involved in a lawsuit against his promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, and streaming app DAZN.

Chavez views Canelo as the best fighter based on his record and level of opposition – which includes opponents like Floyd Mayweather, Gennady Golovkin, Erislandy Lara, Shane Mosley, James Kirkland, Alfredo Angulo, Liam Smith, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Daniel Jacobs, and Kovalev.

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But, Chavez does admit Crawford is the more complete fighter.

“For me [the best pound-for-pound fighter] is still Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, because of the kind of opposition he has had. I think it’s between Terence Crawford and Canelo Alvarez, but I definitely think that Alvarez has (the top spot)… with all due respect, whether you like it or not and many people like him…. but he has had better opposition,” Chavez said to David Faitelson.

“The opponents that Canelo has had position him as the best pound-for-pound fighter, although for me Terence Crawford is much better (as a boxer), more complete than Canelo Alvarez.”

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