As time has gone on, one particular shot that Alvarez has continued to work on and show time and time again has come to the surface.

In that, it is one of the best weapons in his pugilistic repertoire nowadays.

The body shot.

He’s got a bloody brilliant way of finding the right punches to the body. Specifically at the right time.

Prophetic, biblical in their absolute truth.

No one can absorb them for too long. Cutting between joint and marrow in their deadliness.

You only have to listen to the crispness of them on the pads to get a sense of what’s going on.

Once again last night against Billy Joe Saunders, they were on display.

Indeed, Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao thought they were pivotal on the night:

Almost like a bigger, stronger, Mexican version of the UK’s Ricky Hatton’s body shots in a way.

Brilliant to watch.

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