Former world champion in two weight categories American Paul Malignaggi believes that the leader of the pound-for-pound rating, Mexican Sual Alvarez, cannot be won by decision. According to Malnaggi, boxing is first and foremost a business, and only then a sport. It is for this reason that in any country in the world in which Alvarez will fight, he will be given victory.
“I don’t think Alvarez can lose by decision, no matter which country in the world the fight takes place. In boxing, money is very closely monitored, because it is a business, and only then a sport. It doesn’t matter what your track record or who you beat. If one guy brings money, then the preference of the judges will be on his side.
This is unfortunate because Alvarez is a world class fighter. Defeating him is already a feat, but you still won’t get victory on the referee cards. So before you go into battle with him, you must be ready to overcome many obstacles. Firstly, to defeat Alvarez himself, and secondly, to get the victory from the judges, ”said Malignaggi.
Recall that Saul Alvarez will play the next fight on May 8 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, USA against the British Billy Joe Saunders. At stake in the confrontation will be the WBO, WBC and WBA middleweight world titles.