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Canelo knocks out Rocky for super middlweight title

Dec 16, 2018 - 2:42 PM

Mexican boxing superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez overwhelms British Rocky Fielding in the 3rd round

OVERPOWERED. Canelo Alvarez (left) lands a punch against Rocky Fielding during their WBA super middleweight title bout. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Alvarez temporarily suspended, Golovkin rematch threatened

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:16 PM

The Nevada State Athletic Commission temporarily suspends Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, putting his May 5 rematch against Gennady Golovkin in jeopardy

Canelo Alvarez tests positive ahead of Gennady Golovkin bout

Mar 06, 2018 - 12:15 PM

A voluntary drug test shows Alvarez has trace amounts of clenbuterol in his system and a statement by his camp says the level was "consistent with meat contamination that has impacted dozens of athletes in Mexico over the last years."

POSITIVE. In this file photo, Canelo Alvarez is in his corner during his first fight against Gennady Golovkin for the WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship at T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo-Golovkin rematch will happen in May - report

Jan 12, 2018 - 9:09 AM

The rematch of their contentious draw will happen on Cinco de Mayo, according to the Los Angeles Times

REMATCH. Gennady Golovkin and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez battled to a draw in their first meeting. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Golovkin-Alvarez rematch in the works

Sep 24, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The two top middleweights could meet again to settle supremacy at 160 pounds.

REMATCH IN WORKS. Golovkin and Alvarez battled to a disputed draw, which featured a controversial 118-110 scorecard. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Golovkin skipped daughter's birth to train for Canelo fight

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Gennady Golovkin didn t break his focus or camp as he prepared for his fight against Canelo Alvarez

READY FOR WAR. Gennady Golovkin (R) has had his mind focused on one thing: his upcoming fight with Saul "Canelo Alvarez (L). Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Christopher Camat: The Filipino boxer who fought Gennady Golovkin

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In 2004 Gennady Golovkin began his road to the Olympics with a qualifying tournament in the Philippines Christopher Camat a Filipino American was his final opponent in Palawan

QUALIFIER. Filipino-American boxer Christopher Camat has first-hand experience against unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who faces Saul "Canelo" Alvarez this weekend in the most anticipated boxing fight of the year. Photo from Camat's Facebook

Alvarez-Golovkin confirmed for Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena

Jun 06, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Oscar De La Hoya predicts an explosive fight between Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin at the 20 000 capacity T Mobile Arena

Canelo Alvarez pounds Julio Cesar Chavez Jr to one-sided shutout win

May 07, 2017 - 12:31 PM

Canelo Alvarez wins every round in one sided fashion battering Julio Cesar Chavez Jr around the ring for 12 rounds

DOMINANCE. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez dominated his Mexican compatriot Julio Cesar Chavez Jr from bell to bell for a shutout decision win. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

'Canelo' Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr set fight date

Jan 14, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Mexico s two most popular boxers will meet at a site to be determined on Cinco de Mayo weekend

CINCO DE MAYO SHOWDOWN. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr will face off at a 164.5 pound catchweight. Alvarez photo by JOHN GURZINSKI / AFP, Chavez photo from Top Rank

'Canelo' Alvarez dumps WBC title, Golovkin negotiations continue

May 19, 2016 - 3:01 PM

I am hopeful that by putting aside this ticking clock the two teams can now negotiate this fight and GGG and I can get in the ring as soon as possible says Alvarez

NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE. Canelo Alvarez (R) has vacated his WBC middleweight title, which his team feels will actually help make the fight with Gennady Golovkin happen. Photo from their respective Facebooks

Canelo Alvarez scores frightening KO of Amir Khan in 6 rounds

May 08, 2016 - 11:57 AM

Canelo Alvarez erases Amir Khan s strong start with one right cross to the chin

KNOCKOUT. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez sent Amir Khan to his third knockout loss, and fourth defeat overall. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

Amir Khan seeks upset win against middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez

May 05, 2016 - 1:17 PM

Canelo Alvarez is a 5 1 favorite with some betting parlors but Amir Khan is determined to fight the fight of his life

SHOWDOWN. Canelo Alvarez (L) and Amir Khan (R) is a mismatch on paper, but Khan is determined to pull off a big upset. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Fear factor boost for Khan ahead of Alvarez showdown

Apr 13, 2016 - 9:03 AM

The danger presented by Canelo Alvarez motivates Amir Khan to remain focused on strategy

Amir Khan thinks the risk presented by the larger Canelo Alvarez can scare him straight into fighting a disciplined, intelligent fight. Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFP

Fights with Canelo, Crawford await Pacquiao if he skips retirement

Apr 07, 2016 - 10:09 AM

Pacquiao has announced his plan to retire after his third fight with Tim Bradley That hasn t stopped those around him from speculating on possible opponents

ONE LAST FIGHT. Manny Pacquiao (L) sounds less convincing that Saturday's fight against Timothy Bradley (R) will be his last. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Amir Khan wants to face Canelo Alvarez at his absolute best

Mar 01, 2016 - 6:43 AM

Amir Khan isn t concerned about a rehydration clause against middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez despite fighting in his first fight over welterweight

MIDDLEWEIGHT FIGHT. Amir Khan isn't concerned about Saul Alvarez gaining weight after the weigh-in. Photo from YouTube screenshot

Canelo Alvarez outslugs Miguel Cotto to win middleweight title

Nov 22, 2015 - 2:08 PM

Saul Canelo Alvarez lands enough right hands to defeat the Puerto Rican legend in a display of skill and will

CINNAMON MAN. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez lands a left uppercut on Miguel Cotto. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Cotto vs Canelo is a middleweight super-fight, with or without a belt

Nov 20, 2015 - 1:30 PM

I don t need a belt to fight Canelo Miguel Cotto says

MONEY TALKS. Miguel Cotto and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez pose with the WBC belt, despite Cotto being stripped of the title for refusing to pay a $300,000 sanctioning fee. Photo by Jose Mendez/EPA

WBC strips Cotto of middleweight title

Nov 18, 2015 - 2:38 PM

The WBC says Miguel Cotto failed to comply with WBC regulations ahead of his weekend fight against Saul Alvarez

STRIPPED. Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto (L) is stripped of his middleweight world title ahead of his bout with Mexican challenger Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (R). Photo by Jose Mendez/EPA

WATCH: Canelo Alvarez blasts Kirkland out in 3 rounds

May 10, 2015 - 11:59 AM

Saul Canelo Alvarez didn t disappoint in his latest match delivering an explosive knockout to James Kirkland in three rounds

EXTRA CINNAMON. Saul Alvarez lands a left on James Kirkland. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo Alvarez wants to face Manny Pacquiao

Mar 24, 2015 - 3:23 AM

Former junior middleweight champion Saul Canelo Alvarez is open to the idea of stepping into the ring with Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao

WEIGHTY MATTER. Despite their size disparity, Saul Alvarez still wants a fight with Manny Pacquiao. Alvarez photo from Wikipedia

Mayweather to dictate bout’s pace vs Pacquiao, says Alvarez

Mar 23, 2015 - 1:58 PM

Floyd is very smart He will fight [in the manner that he chooses] He can make things frustrating or he can make a spectacular fight says Canelo Alvarez

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez says Mayweather can make it an exciting fight if he engages. Mayweather photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP, Pacquiao photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Canelo Alvarez tops Lara by split decision

Jul 13, 2014 - 10:58 PM

I came to fight I didn t come to run You don t win by running You win by hitting says Alvarez

Photo from Canelo Alvarez's Facebook page

Mayweather to face Maidana, not Khan, in May

Feb 25, 2014 - 2:13 PM

Undefeated welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather celebrated his 37th birthday on Monday by announcing he ll put his 45 0 record on the line on May 3 against Marcos Maidana

MONEY MAY. Floyd Mayweather will face WBA welterweight titleholder Marcos Maidana in his next fight. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

Mayweather keeps Maidana, Khan waiting on next fight

Feb 17, 2014 - 5:47 PM

Undefeated welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather is making England s Amir Khan and Argentina s Marcos Maidana wait to learn which of them he will fight in May

MONEY DOESN'T TALK. Mayweather, shown here from a 2010 press conference, has a fight date but no confirmed opponent. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

Mayweather jabs at Pacquiao's tax woes, calls him 'a desperate dog'

Jan 08, 2014 - 11:09 PM

Money Mayweather is taking potshots at Pacquiao and his tax woes saying that Pacquiao is only chasing the super fight to get out of debt

LOW BLOW. Mayweather and Pacquiao may not be any closer to their summit showdown, but that hasn't stopped Floyd from taking shots at Pacman. Photo by Kevork Djansezian & Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

What's next for unbeatable Mayweather?

Sep 16, 2013 - 11:10 PM

Carlos Cinco surveys the options for Floyd Mayweather Who will he fight next?

DOMINANT. Mayweather was excellent on all fronts vs Alvarez. Photo by AFP/Al Bello.

Preview: Floyd Mayweather vs Saul Alvarez

Sep 14, 2013 - 6:54 PM

Who s your pick? Floyd Mayweather battles Saul Alvarez in a matchup of unbeaten fighters

WHO'S YOUR PICK? Mayweather and Alvarez battle on Sunday. Photo by AFP.

Mayweather in for tough time vs hungry Alvarez

Sep 13, 2013 - 10:28 AM

Floyd Mayweather will face a stiff challenge from Canelo Alvarez

Pound-for-Pound Rankings: Floyd on top

Mar 08, 2013 - 10:02 AM

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