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WBC Prez: Canelo Shut Mouths, Showed He's Better Than GGG!

By Miguel Rivera

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) officially received his WBC middleweight world title on Monday at Museo Soumaya in Mexico City.

Canelo captured the title last month at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, when he won a twelve round majority decision over Gennady "GGG" Golovkin.

On December 15th, the 28-year-old WBC, WBA, Lineal champion at 160-pounds will move up in weight to challenge WBA "regular" super middleweight world champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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After nearly two years of animosity, Canelo and the World Boxing Council are now on very good terms.

The two sides had a falling out in the aftermath of Canelo win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in May of 2016 - when the sanctioning body ordered him to face Golovkin in a mandatory defense. At the time Canelo was the WBC champion at 160.

Canelo vacated the belt, lashed out at the WBC and dropped down to 154-pounds to fight for the WBO title.

For several fights, Canelo was refusing to fight for the WBC title.

During Canelo's PED saga earlier this year, when the Mexican superstar tested positive for clenbuterol - it was WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman who was defending him to no end in the press.

And now that Canelo has vowed to represent the WBC - Sulaiman is singing the boxer's graces.

"Canelo shut a lot of mouths in his last fight. He quieted a lot of critics who said he did not come forward. But in his last fight he showed with his fists and his aggression that he is the better fighter. Canelo is always first to raise the Mexican flag after a victory and yell Viva Mexico! I am so proud he is representing the WBC once again," Sulaiman said.

"This day is very special, because today we recognize a champion who has dedicated his life to boxing, to place the name of Mexico in a high position. A young man who does not forget his roots and he's been an inspiration for many young people. His contest against Gennady Golovkin to win the belt was one of the great fights in [boxing] history."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 10-17-2018

[QUOTE=TonyGe;19202985]What's crazy is the WBC is forcing Charlo to fight Golovkin even though he's already earned the right to fight Canelo. Its even crazier that your defending this. No wonder boxing is losing favor amoung the general public. [B] Charlo…

Comment by bigdunny1 on 10-17-2018

GGG tried to turn a h0e into a house wife. Thought the WBC really loved him didn't realize she sleeps around and now she stabbed GGG in the back and left him for Canelo. See Canelo never trusted them or…

Comment by TonyGe on 10-17-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19202746]who gives a shlt ? 1) it is aboutfkntime that Hypekin stepped up, like Canelo 2) it is aboutfkntime that Charlo stepped up, like Canelo 3) Canelo will fight the winner, so..... who gives a shlt ? like always, you…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 10-17-2018

[QUOTE=TonyGe;19201030]What I am saying is the WBC is going to eliminate one of the two fighters that are a threat to Canelo.[/QUOTE] who gives a shlt ? 1) it is aboutfkntime that Hypekin stepped up, like Canelo 2) it is…

Comment by TonyGe on 10-17-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19200384]so..... 1) Canelo has already [B]PROVEN[/B] that he will fight anyone 2) you admit that Golovkin will probably duck Charlo 3) despite 1 and 2, you are insisting Canelo will duck Charlo? :thinking: want me to post a list of…

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