Canelo' Álvarez, the King of the ring
With the last days of the year comes the nominations for the best of boxing in 2019 and the decade for the Writers Association of the United States.
During these 12 months Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez unified middleweight titles and got his fourth championship in different categories when in November he knocked out Sergey Kovalev to conquer the semi-heavy belt.
With that pair of victories "Canelo" got the respect of many critics and also positioned himself as the best boxer pound for pound of today, something that only Julio Cesar Chavez had achieved as a Mexican.
What he did in 2019 added to his performances against Gennady Golovkin and a race in which he has only one defeat (Floyd Mayweather), made Alvarez a natural candidate for the fighter of the decade.
At nomination meetings in Las Vegas and last weekend in New York, the BWAA determined the best candidates for 2019.
The winners of the awards will be announced on Friday, January 17.
LEBRON JAMES PRODUCES DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CANELO ÁLVAREZ
The California sun shines for LeBron James and boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who joined forces in a series of documentaries behind the Mexican's next fight.
The series entitled "40 days", is a look behind the camera of what happens in the training of "Canelo".
"Uninterrupted," James' brand of athlete empowerment, founded along with his long-time business partner, Maverick Carter, produces the series that will debut on DAZN and then be presented on Univision and other regional networks.
The chapters will feature Alvarez's training camp in San Diego for the middleweight unification fight with American Daniel Jacobs on May 4 in Las Vegas.
"We are partnering with DAZN to reach a new audience of boxing fans who want to see another face of these athletes that have not yet been demonstrated," Uninterrupted CEO Maverick Carter said in a statement.
DAZN staff has described the series, which will conclude on April 30, as a hybrid of "30 for 30" on ESPN and the previous HBO boxing series, "24/7"