Mexican boxing superstar Saul Canelo Alvarez has taken some slack for what many people feel was a championship performance worthy of a loss against GGG. Some suggest the fight was rigged and he was on De La Hoyas judges bailout plan.
Alvarez has endured the criticism of the draw and immediately focused his energies, celebrity and fighting spirit on his earthquake-struck country of Mexico, donating $1 million worth of supplies, medicine and construction materials toward earthquake relief efforts.
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According to ESPN, Alvarez assisted volunteers in his hometown of Guadalajara on Thursday load the supplies into trucks headed for communities affected by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit central and southern Mexico earlier this week.”
Alvarez’s brother, Rigoberto, said the boxer told him “we have to help out and move forward.”
Wins and losses define a boxer to a certain degree, but the totality of a champion is measured in how he interacts with the people and understands the responsibilities of being the champ. Alvarez will continue to be the biggest draw in boxing outside of Floyd Mayweather because he has a raw, real connection to the people.