Ryan Garcia pours praise on 'Canelo' in gym
After comprehensively beating Callum Smith this weekend, cementing his place at the top of the pound for pound leaderboard, video footage has been shared on social media of Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez sparring huge heavyweight Frank Sanchez.
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The noticeable difference is the height and weight, with Sanchez towering over the Super Middleweight king, who has also held a title at Light Heavyweight after knocking out Sergei Kovalev.
Following his win over Smith at the weekend, Alvarez was praised by lightweight prospect Ryan Garcia, his Mexican countryman saying he'd seen the tactics of Saturday night in the gym, the two of them working under the stewardship of Eddie Reynoso, alongside former heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua slayer Andy Ruiz.
Congratulations to you brother @Canelo I’ve seen that work so many times in the gym ???? you truly are a legend!!!— Ryan Garcia (@KingRyanG) December 20, 2020
Social media and pundits alike have been desperate to try to predict who Alvarez will now come up against next, with him expected to be more active following his public split with Golden Boy and in particular Oscar de la Hoya. Names such as Billy Joe Saunders, Gennadiy Golovkin, Caleb Plant and Dimitry Bivol have all been touted, with the Mexican holding all the cards as his career is now firmly within his own hands.
Alvarez lands shots despite HUGE size difference
Canelo Alvarez has been preparing for Callum Smith by sparring with 15-0 heavyweight Frank Sanchez…— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 19, 2020
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