Famous American promoter Bob Arum says Saul Canelo Alvarez is now the best middleweight in boxing today, and has surpassed Gennady Golovkin, who is getting old and the guy he was before. Canelo is unbeatable says Top Rank boss Arum, who sees him as having risen to the top of the 160 lb weight class.
It’s a big compliment that Arum gives Canelo by putting him at #1 at middleweight, seeing as he also promotes WBA ‘regular’ middleweight champion Rob Brant, one of the best fighters in the 160 lb weight class.
“There is not a boxer who can beat Canelo today, Golovkin would have chosen him last year, but he is getting old and Canelo is the best middleweight in the world and there is no one who can beat him,” Arum said to ESPN Deportes.
Canelo was seen as the #2 middleweight going into his rematch with WBA/WBC middleweight champion GGG (38-1-1, 34 KOs), but he beat him in a one-sided manner through the first nine rounds, and then held on in the championship rounds when the Kazakh rallied. It was too little too late for Golovkin, and he was forced to taste defeat for the first and possibly not the last time at the hands of the talented Canelo Alvarez. The scores were in Canelo’s favor 115-113, 115-113, and 114-114. Boxing News 24 scored it for Canelo 115-113.
IBF champion Danny Jacobs will get a chance to show that he’s better than Canelo when they fight each other on May 4 on DAZN at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The trouble with Canelo being the best middleweight in the world is that he’s going to need to continue to prove it against the best for him to keep that status.