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Photos: Canelo Honored With National Sports Award in Mexico

The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, has presented the “National Sports Awards” to the best Mexican athletes of 2018.

WBC, WBA middleweight champion, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, won the prize in the professional branch, for having recovered the WBC, WBA middleweight titles in September, defeating Kazakh superstar and former champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin.

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This recognition is very important, because “Canelo” became the first boxer in history to win the highest award for a Mexican athlete awarded by the government.

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Saul, who will climb to the super middleweight division to face Briton Rocky Fielding for the WBA "regular" title in New York on December 15, is returning to California to continue his training camp. About the award received, he commented how proud he is to be recognized by his country and promised to continue winning in the name of Mexico.

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Other athletes awarded in this ceremony were Alegna Ariday González Muñoz: Pan-American champion; José de Jesús Castillo Paralympic athlete in weightlifting, three times Pan-American champion; Samantha Terán Quintanilla: Squash player, Central American champion; Salvador Ramiro Quirarte Villaseñor, president of the Charros Baseball Club of Jalisco.

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Also Ignacio Zamudio Cruz and Iván Ruiz Muños.  And for his legacy in the history of Mexican sports, Olegario Vázquez Raña, is appointed permanent member of the Mexican Olympic Committee.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JOHNNY BEGOOD 2 on 11-24-2018

Only mexicans are proved to be the be the real champions.it will be another 10 or 20 years before we see another Manny noquiao,white,black or puertorican champion but mexicans you beat one up and another one is on the way…

Comment by sterilizer on 11-23-2018

[QUOTE=Iron Fister;19291359]He got it from Enrique Pea Nieto, El Presidente himself, the same guy who was just accused last week of taking millions in bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel during the El Chapo trial. Just a get together of one…

Comment by Kcvtr81 on 11-23-2018

[QUOTE=kidbazooka;19291472]Ggg fan??? Hahahaha canelo whooped his ass and now you’re pouting and crying like a baby.[/QUOTE] Yes a g fan, and ducking tests after a fight especially after a ban is guilty, so fuk that foxy bollox he's a pos…

Comment by REYESdelBOXEO on 11-23-2018

Congratulations Champ , well deserved. CANELO walks around the streets of Karaganda , Khazakhastan like a King and is cheered by the locals like a hero , for dethroning that pompous, arrogant , poor sportsman , entitled diva , charlatan…

Comment by kidbazooka on 11-23-2018

That’s boxing royalty right there. Haters better get use to it.

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