Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. is widely regarded as the greatest boxer in the history of Mexico.

Chavez retired in 2005 with a record of 107 wins, six defeats, two draws and 85 wins by knockout.

Chavez was undefeated in 90 fights (89-0-1) when he suffered his first career defeat in 1994 against Frankie Randall.

He captured world titles at super featherweight, lightweight and junior welterweight.

The current superstar of the sport, who many regard as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, is Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Canelo has captured world titles at junior middleweight, middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight.

He is now on a mission to become the first Mexican boxer to become an undisputed champion in the four belt era - an accomplishment achieved by only a few male boxers, like Bernard Hopkins, Jermain Taylor, Terence Crawford and Oleksandr Usyk.

On May 8th, he will move a step closer to reaching that goal by facing Billy Joe Saunders in a WBC, WBA, WBO unification clash at 168-pounds.

Canelo wants to become one of the greatest fighters of all-time - and certainly he wants to be regarded as the best fighter to come out Mexico.

Chavez Sr. views Canelo as a great boxer, but he does not believe the younger man will be able to eclipse his status as the best fighter to originate from Mexico.

"Canelo is a great fighter who has earned what he has. He is definitely not going to be better than me because he already lost a fight and I reached 90 undefeated," Chavez Sr. said in an interview with La Afición.

"The styles are different (mine from his). What he has he has earned and sometimes he receives unfair criticism from people, but the public is like that."

Back in 2017, Canelo dominated Chavez Sr's son, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., over twelve rounds. Canelo won every round on all three of the official scorecards.