Following his big win on Saturday night, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. exchanged words of praise.

Chavez Sr. - a former three division champion - is widely regarded as the greatest boxer to come out of Mexico.

Canelo, a former four division champion, is the biggest star in the sport and considered by most as the top pound-for-pound fighter in boxing.

Last night, Canelo stopped unbeaten Billy Joe Saunders in eight rounds to unify the WBO, WBC, WBA world titles at super middleweight.

Over 73,000 fans packed the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas to watch Canelo capture his newest title. It was one of the biggest indoor crowds for boxing in history,

Following the fight, Canelo was interviewed by TV Azteca - with Chavez Sr. being one of their broadcasters for the event.

Canelo made it clear to Chavez Sr. that he wasn't trying to surpass his historical standing with the Mexican fans.

"I want to tell you up front that I do not want to be better than you, or to be your equal, because you are the greatest and you've been the best thing for me... I watched you in videos and learned from watching you. You have my deepest respects, but I want to make my own history and be one of the best, but my respects will always be to you," Canelo commented to Chavez.

The Hall of Famer responded with his own kind words.

"Canelo, I want to congratulate you because you broke a record [with the attendance], which was supposedly not going to be broken, and look at this [crowd], there it is for all the envious ones," Chavez Sr. said.

Canelo's attendance figure surpassed Chavez's accomplishment in 1993, when over 63,000 fans packed the Alamodome in San Antonio to watch him fight Pernell Whitaker.

"It's a good thing, I'm glad that a Mexican broke the record. I feel happy, because envy is not good for anyone, and if [the person who broke the record] is a Mexican, what could be better," said Chavez Sr.