Saul Alvarez He remains committed to creating a boxing legacy within the reach of very few. That is why in 2021 he set the goal of becoming the first undisputed super middleweight champion, something that culminated in the face of Caleb Plant last November 7; however, his ambition does not stop there.
During the 59th congress of the World Boxing Council (CMB), the coach of Canelo, Eddy reynoso, he asked everyone’s ears to approve a new fight for his ward. This time the rival would be the Congolese, Ilunga Makabu, holder of the cruiser belt and new great challenge for the Mexican.
After receiving authorization from the CMB to climb the division again and qualify for a new belt, the Canelo is one step away from entering the boxing history books again, as the fact of going up to the 200 pounds It would make him fight for a world title in his fifth distinct category.
After conquering the weight superwelter, medium, super medium and light heavy, Saul Alvarez will seek to defeat Makabu and get the coveted cruise belt CMB, with which he would enter a prestigious list of boxers who have achieved world titles in five different divisions.
Are six boxers who have been crowned in five different weights Worldwide. The first of them was the American Thomas hearns, between 1980 and 1988. He was crowned in the weight welterweight, superwelter, light heavy, medium and super medium, in that order.
Practically at the same time it was achieved by a boxing history, Sugar ray leonard, who did it between 1979 and 1988, to add belts in the weights welterweight, superwelter, medium, super medium and light heavy.
Subsequently, those who won world titles in five divisions were Oscar de la hoya and Floyd mayweather jr, who achieved it in the same pesos: super feather, light, super light, welterweight and superwelter. The Golden boy did it between 1994 and 2002, while the Money did it between 1998 and 2007, the last precisely before From the pot.
The last two who have climbed to this prestigious list were the Filipinos Manny pacquiao and Nonito Donaire. The first was achieved between 1998 and 2008, by adding the titles fly, super bantam, feather, super feather and light; while Flash was awarded the fly, super fly, rooster, super bantamweight and feather between 2008 and 2014.
This would be the closed and complicated list of all the boxers who have been able to be crowned worldwide in five different divisions throughout their career, a fact that could bring closer to Canelo Alvarez recognition as one of the best in history; as long as I can defeat Ilunga Mukaba in 2022.
A connotation must be made to this distinction, since both Oscar de la hoya What Manny pacquiao They achieved something that is still a long way off for Saúl Álvarez, as both won titles in at least one more division.
Meanwhile he Golden boy Got a sixth world championship at middleweight, the Pacman made a historic milestone and was crowned in eight different divisions in total throughout his extensive professional career.
The weight super light, welterweight and superwelter were the next bands that the Filipino added, establishing himself as the only fighter to be able to climb 266 pounds and to be champion in each of the categories that include that weight.
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