Finally, Canelo Alvarez and boxing land much-needed shot – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Now we’ll find out: Is boxer Canelo Alvarez legit? Is he a champion, the truest kind in the truest sense against the truest jaw-wreckers?

Sure, he’s piled up wins with 49 in 51 fights. He’s beaten “Sugar” Shane Mosley … at 40. He’s toppled Julio Cesar Chavez … Jr. He charged bull-in-china shop style into a jab-fest against Floyd Mayweather at a far-too-green 23.

There’s ability. There’s fearlessness. There’s star power, especially in his native Mexico.

But until now, something’s remained elusive: validation.

Finally, Canelo Alvarez and boxing land much-needed shot – The San Diego Union-Tribune

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