Canelo Alvarez Donates $1 Million Towards Earthquake Relief Efforts

    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. 

    JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.