Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez fought quite a number of years back at this stage.
Mayweather won a comfortable points decision on the night.
It was an excellent performance by Mayweather in fairness.
A boxing clinic of the highest caliber.
But for balance it should be pointed out that Canelo was very young at that time.
Mayweather had much more experience.
Look how far Canelo has come since.
He used that defeat to learn and improve to become the fighter he is today.
Still getting even better too.
During these crazy world times.
A question has been posed on social media by DAZN Twitter (hat tip) on who would have won in their primes.
It could be suggested that Canelo has not reached his prime yet.
He could do in the years ahead.
The response from fans has been quite something.
A huge reaction:
That says it all in the amount of people reacting. Huge response.
The sheer frequency of responses so far has been nuts. Off the hook, as it were.
Possibly one of the most controversial subjects in all of boxing at the moment.
Something that no doubt will continue to get people talking for some time.
Here’s what happened when they fought:
(Hat tip Rolando Oquendo YouTube)
Floyd Mayweather is now retired form the sport as an active professional.
Alvarez returns to action next up May 8th against Billy Joe Saunders.
As for the above it is just one of those mythical things that no one will ever really know the answer to.
All Alvarez can keep doing is keep on winning, improving and adding to his legacy at this point.
Time will tell where the above question stands when all is said and done.
Alvarez is expected to box at least twice more before 2021 is out.