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Rummy’s Corner: On September 14, 2013 Canelo Alvarez lost his unified WBC/WBA junior middleweight championship against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

That was the first professional loss in the career of Alvarez. He was just 23 years old, and the manner of Mayweather’s dominance left a lot of questions regarding Canelo’s future. How would he rebound from such a one-sided loss? It has been more than 7 years since then, and during that time, we now have some answers regarding that question.

In his most recent fight on December 19, Canelo challenged WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith. The vacant WBC title was also on the line. Canelo dominated the champion throughout, and at the end of 12 rounds, Canelo was awarded a lopsided unanimous decision with two judges scoring it 119-109 and the other having it 117-111. With the victory, Canelo won the unified WBA/WBC super middleweight world championship. This marks the 4th division where Canelo has won a major world title since losing against Floyd.

In total Canelo has had 13 fights since the lone loss, with a record of 12-0-1, with 6 of those wins coming by way of knockout. Since losing to Floyd, Canelo has won major world championships in 4 different divisions – middleweight, junior middleweight, light heavyweight, and most recently super middleweight in his dominant effort against Callum Smith. That is mighty impressive stuff. Canelo is also widely viewed as one of the very best pound for pound boxers in the world today, and indeed, many if not most observers view him as the best of the best in all of boxing. However, a deeper examination of his resume provides plenty of fuel to his biggest critics and loudest detractors.

This edition of Rummy’s Corner will provide a brief recap of those 13 fights Canelo has had since suffering the only loss during his decorated career in professional boxing. To get one man’s humble opinion on Canelo’s career since losing against Mayweather, please watch and enjoy the video.

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