The coach of Mexican boxing superstar Saul Alvarez – Eddie Reinoso – has no doubts that his fighter should be considered the best boxer regardless of weight class.
Note that the media company ESPN, which works closely with the promotion company Top Rank, ranked WBO champion Terence Crawford in the first place in its pound for pound list, while Canelo was given only the second line of the rating.
“Saul has achieved great heights that have never been conquered by anyone in boxing. He has cemented his career and legacy,” Reinoso told BoxingScene.com. “This is why he is the best pound for pound fighter. The politics of Canelo’s opponents is the very reason why he does not rank first on some lists.
Saul has fought far better fighters than Terence Crawford, and that is what should be considered. Crawford has not yet achieved what Canelo was able to achieve. “