Canelo Alvarez takes on Sergey Kovalev tonight for the Russian’s world light-heavyweight title, and if he wins, he will create boxing history.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez continues his incredible boxing career tonight as he takes on Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas.
The Mexican sensation is attempting to make history by ripping away ‘The Krusher’s WBO light-heavyweight strap.
Alvarez is jumping up yet another weight class after unifying the world middleweight championship against Daniel Jacobs.
Canelo beat Jacobs by unanimous decision to win his IBF title, whilst retaining the WBA, WBC, Ring Magazine and lineal championships.
That was his first fight back at middleweight after beating Rocky Fielding for the super-middleweight strap.
Since losing to Floyd Mayweather in 2013, Alvarez has catapulted himself into becoming the sport’s biggest star.
Last year, he signed the biggest contract in sporting history by inking an 11-year contract with DAZN, earning him a whopping $365million [£281.6m].
If he wins, he will create boxing history by being the fourth Mexican fighter to win a world title in four different weight classes.
Only three fighters from his native country have achieved quadruple world champion status before him, and the 29-year-old is desperate to become the fourth.
Erik Morales, Jorge Arce and Juan Manuel Marquez all won titles at four weight classes during their careers.
Arce, who won his belts over an incredible 75-fight career, took his first belt at light flyweight back in 1998, before losing it the year after.
He then waited 12 years to get his next belt, beating Angry Angokota for the super flyweight strap.
From there, he won belts at super bantamweight and bantamweight, before retiring in 2014 – 18 years after his pro debut.
Nobody from the three-man list has won a belt at a weight up from light welterweight, however.
Both Morales and Marquez won straps at featherweight, super featherweight and light welterweight.
Marquez also won the lightweight championship, while Morales also took the WBC super bantamweight belt.