A world champion at three weights and, as of July 29, an undisputed champion in two, many observers believe pound for pound king Terence Crawford is now the face of boxing.
Super lightweight world champion Regis Prograis, however, is not one of them.
In a recent interview with ESNews, the WBC belt holder explained that he believes Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez still holds that particular accolade, despite slipping slightly in the pound for pound rankings.
“Canelo is the man. I think he is still the face of boxing. He might not be number one pound for pound, but he’s still the face of boxing.”
Undisputed super middleweight champion Alvarez will take part in a huge fight on September 30th, when light middleweight king Jermell Charlo will move up two weight divisions to challenge for his crown.
The contest is expected to draw in more eyeballs than the majority of Alvarez’ recent outings, given it is his first as part of a three fight deal with PBC and will take place on Showtime Pay Per View.
A convincing victory for the Mexican would go some ways as to reminding the boxing world why he became the biggest star in the sport, and perhaps put paid to notions that he is a fighter on the decline.
Though despite being undersized, Charlo is not to be written off at the T-Mobile Arena, and many pundits believe he has the attributes to cause serious problems for Alvarez.
However, the future hall of famer from Guadalajara is expected by most to retain his four world titles and set up further big nights.