The pound-for-pound debate continues.
A few months ago, Vasiliy Lomachenko was regarded by some as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport – and then he lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Teofimo Lopez in October.
Then the attention turned to WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford as being the top fighter, pound-for-pound.
But there are still many experts who view Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as the top man in the sport.
“Those who know more about boxing consider me the best pound-for-pound [fighter] and that is what matters, and the truth is that I no longer have to prove anything. I always come in to demonstrate what I can do. I can never have [everyone] happy, and the truth is that I don’t care about that, I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I’m showing myself that I can have a great career and a great story, and that’s what interests me, to show myself that I can be one of the best in boxing history,” Canelo explained to ESPN Deportes.
As far as his favorites to watch, Canelo said he was a follower of fighters such as Teofimo López, Gervonta Davis and Crawford, in addition to following the boxers who work with his team – such as Ryan García, Oscar Valdez, Frank Sánchez and Andy Ruiz .
He also maintains the position of not fighting other Mexican boxers in the future. The last Mexican boxer he faced, was Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in 2017.
Canelo, 30-years-old, hopes to retire from the sport in the next five years.
“My aim is to retire at 35, but let’s see what my body says… if it’s still strong and ready to continue fighting for two or three years, but my aim is to retire at 35 and dedicate myself to my business and playing golf,” Canelo said.