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Should we start wondering if Canelo could be the greatest of all time?

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mike tyson Muhammad Ali was once said to be the greatest of all time, many agree. Floyd Mayweather called himself “the greatest of all time” and many boxing purists feel Sugar Ray Robinson was the ultimate pugilist. Canelo Alvarez could end up in that conversation according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

Canelo has already written his name in the history books for many reasons; he’s a four-weight world champion, he’s unified into three divisions and more recently became the first man to become the undisputed world super middleweight champion.

Too early to wonder if Canelo could be added to the list of boxers considered the greatest of all time?

Essex man Hearn believes the Mexican should try to go undisputed at 175lbs after the 31-year-old qualified for the WBC light heavyweight title from Ilunga Makabu.

“I think he should fight Dmitry Bivol“said the Matchroom promoter,” so Joe Smith Jr., then Artur Beterbiev. It’s an amazing story to go undisputed at 168lbs and then undisputed at 175lbs. You are one of the greatest fighters of all time.

Ring magazine winning contender and WBC 2021 Fighter of the Year, Canelo could be on course for an even bigger 2022.

Ray Robinson, widely regarded as the greatest pound for pound of all time, had two Fighter of the Year accolades to his name with an incredible 91 fight unbeaten streak.

Floyd Mayweather, who is the only man to win a pro win over Canelo, retired with a perfect 50-0 record intact. “Money” Mayweather was the star attraction and a marketing genius who saw his retirement fight, against boxing debutant Conor McGregor, draw huge box office gains.

Muhammad Ali is the name that will forever be linked to boxing. A man who has accomplished as much if not more outside the ring than he has in it. The man formerly known as Cassius Clay is the reason many set foot in a boxing gym and will go on to be the most influential boxer to set foot in the ring.

It remains to be seen whether Canelo can surpass Sugar Ray, overtake Muhammad Ali or exact revenge on Pretty Boy Floyd for the title of The Greatest, but one thing is for sure, Alvarez is at the box office and will entertain for years.