Undisputed super middleweight world champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has already cemented his place as one of the weight class’ finest ever fighters, having never tasted defeat under those terms.
However, a certain 168lbs champion of years gone by has boldly stated that he’d have “done” the Mexican if they were to have crossed paths in their prime.
Whilst working for Talksport, the ever confident Carl Froch explained why his size would have been too difficult a task for Alvarez to overcome.
“Super middleweight, for me , suits Canelo – but I think I’d have done him. I don’t think he’s big enough.”
“I think I’d have beat him. I think I’d have beaten everyone, to be honest. That’s how I went into the ring, with that mindset.”
“You saw my fight against Arthur Abraham, I boxed and moved and stayed on the back foot. And that’s how I would have approached Canelo.”
Alvarez’ defends his WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF belts against Jermell Charlo this weekend at the T-Mobile Arena, with undisputed light middleweight champion Charlo jumping up two full weight divisions to challenge for the crown.
It is Canelo’s first outing of a three fight deal with Al Haymon’s PBC, with match-ups against the likes of David Benavidez, Demetrius Andrade and even Terence Crawford potentially waiting down the line should he emerge victorious.
However, many observers are backing Charlo to pull off the upset, citing a few consecutive recent underwhelming performances from Alvarez has evidence he is, after 63 professional fights, a boxer on the decline.