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Arum: Canelo is The Best at 160, He'll Beat Jacobs & Golovkin

By Miguel Rivera

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum views Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez as the best fighter in the middleweight division.

Last December, Canelo moved up to 168-pounds and demolished Rocky Fielding in three rounds for the WBA "regular" super middleweight title.

On May 4th, he returns to middleweight and stakes his WBC, WBA world titles against IBF champion Daniel Jacobs in a high stakes unification from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Should Canelo win, he will likely face Gennady Golovkin in a trilogy fight in September.

Golovkin fought Canelo to a controversial draw in 2017, and lost a very close majority decision in their 2018 rematch.

Arum feels Golovkin would have beaten Canelo last year, but not anymore - because GGG will be 37-years-old next month, and Canelo is still 28.

"There is not a boxer [at middleweight] who can beat Canelo today, Golovkin would have gotten to 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 [in that division]," Arum said to ESPN Deportes.

And he doesn't see Jacobs getting the job done either.

"It's a good fight, Jacobs is a good middleweight... if he had fought with Canelo a year or two ago he would have had more of an opportunity [to win], but Canelo is getting to the top of his abilities, he's a good fighter and I think Canelo will be too much for him," Arum said.

Having said that, Arum does not view Canelo as the best fighter in the world. He positions two of his Top Rank promoted fighters on a higher level.

"Canelo is not the best, I know I'm on a Hispanic program and I like the skills, but there's Vasyl Lomachenko who fights on April 12 at Staples with Anthony Crolla and Terence Crawford who reminds me of Sugar Ray Leonard and fights Amir Khan," Arum stressed.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by PoserExposer on 03-23-2019

[B][I]The same morons who’ve stated Bob should die or leave the sport coincidentally side with him on this one. Bunch of hypocrites! 😂👎[/I][/B]

Comment by Boxing Hero on 03-23-2019

Bob Arum is right on the money!

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 03-23-2019

[QUOTE=redmyth79;19609888]All I can say I that some people just have zero common sense. You are among that group. Charlo has beat nobody at 160 and much less at 154. Charlo got beat in his last fight by a Russian that…

Comment by TonyGe on 03-23-2019

[QUOTE=BigStomps;19609690]I'm starting to think this old punk motherfuccer Bob Arum is bipolar and going senile! Just a couple of months ago when he was trying to sign Golovkin he was saying Triple g would beat Canelo and that Canelo wasn't…

Comment by KingWiked on 03-23-2019

Arum is a ****ing moron. Until GGG gets dominated, that's when he has gotten old. Da first fight with Clenelo, everybody in da free world knows GGG won & in da second, it was a draw at WORST! Clenelo seeks…

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