Mayweather/McGregor was the most hyped boxing match of the year, but Canelo Alvarez versus “GGG” Gennady Golovkin, tomorrow, is going to be ten times the fight.
For those casual fans that are unfamiliar, Alvarez – 51-1-1 (34 KO) – is widely considered the best pound-for-pound boxer since Floyd Mayweather retired from fighting actual boxers. His only career loss came at the hands of Mayweather in a 12-round decision.
Alvarez, came up through the ranks in Mexico, and he fought his first professional fight as a 15-year old (!) against a grown man, because his trainers couldn’t find opponents his own age.
NBA players make the jump to the pros at 18 or 19, but in a gladiator sport like boxing, a 15-year old kid taking on all comers is way more badass.
Here’s Alvarez putting the hurt on an adult in his pro debut on October 29, 2005 at 15. The older guy isn’t exactly Macho Camacho, but it’s still an impressive TKO.
Here’s a clip. We know, it isn’t exactly HD. Don’t @ us.