Mayweather took away Canelo’s undefeated record
Canelo Alvarez suffered his first defeat as a professional on September 14, 2013 against Floyd Mayweather Jr. a painful loss from which the Mexican learned a lot.
The wound that “Money” opened did not heal quickly, in fact, Canelo’s team sought a rematch, but in his words the American no longer wanted anything to do with the Mexican.
Jose “Chepo” Reynoso gave an interview to mediotiempo.com where he talked about the moments that followed in Alvarez’s dressing room. Canelo’s trainer confessed that there were tears after the painful defeat.
“And we pulled away, we hugged each other and you could say that we even cried, but apart from that it was not a big deal, we lost to a genius like Mayweather, and apart from that, as a discharge to our conscience, we lost, we didn’t beat him, but nobody has ever beaten him. So it wasn’t embarrassing, on the contrary; we said ‘let’s move forward, and there we are,” he said.
After the fight with Mayweather, Canelo didn’t know what it’s like to lose again until 2022 when he lost to Dmitry Bivol. During that period Canelo managed to become a middleweight, super middleweight and semi-complete champion.
He also managed to consolidate himself as one of the best fighters in the world, in different years he was considered the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet. He became one of the highest paid athletes in the world and managed to establish himself as a brand. He has invested in real estate, gasoline, tequila and energy drinks.
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