Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has been honoured in his hometown of Juanacatlán in Mexico with a statue.
The pound-for-pound superstar has had a statue unveiled in his honour for his accomplishments in the ring throughout his 17-year boxing career.
In a post on his own Instagram, Canelo thanked the government of Juanacatlán for their recognition, along with the people who attended the unveiling of the statue.
It’s a great honor for me to be recognized in the place that watched me grow up and made me the person I am today. Thanks to the government of Juanacatlán for this recognition and to all the people who attended.
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Canelo turned pro at the age of 15, and 17 years on from his debut, he has held multiple world titles across various weight divisions and racked up a record of 58-2-2. The Mexican currently holds the undisputed crown in the super middleweight division.
In his first fight this year, the 32-year-old was stunned by WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol, as Canelo dared to be great by stepping up in weight, but would be handed the second loss of his career.
Canelo would end his year on a high though, as he settled one of the biggest rivalries of his career when he defeated Gennady Golovkin for the second time in their trilogy of fights.
It’s unclear what’s next for the Mexican, but I’m sure we can all agree that the statue built in his honour is very much deserved.