Not long to go now until the biggest name in the sport of boxing returns to work, Canelo Alvarez.

A powerful fighter who has gone through the weights in recent years but also improved technically each time in doing so.

Still, an improving fighter all the time it would seem.

Speaking volumes about his mentality really, as success has not gone to his head.

Not too proudful (pride comes before the fall) or over confident — very good — seems like he could improve even more now in the coming years.

Ahead of his bout at the end of the month in Florida here is the first sparring footage released in the run up:

(Hat tip EsNews YouTube)

Fair play Elie, nice footage, doesn’t seem like Canelo has been showing his sparring anywhere else so far.

Should Alvarez get through this fight at the end of the month it is thought he will then take on the UK’s Billy Joe Saunders in the summer time.

Official date and venue for that to be confirmed.

First thing is first however.

Turkey’s Avni Yildirim is in his way on February 27th in Miami.

Nothing is guaranteed, mind.

‘Mr. Robot’ from Turkey will be coming in there to win and not make up the numbers.

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