Watch Canelo Alvarez sparring with HEAVYWEIGHT who throws huge left hook at Mexican star
Canelo Alvarez has been sparring with fighters of all weights recently.
Last week, footage emerged of the super-middleweight sensation testing his defence against speedy super-featherweight Oscar Valdez.
Now, video has come out showing Canelo in with heavyweight Frank Sanchez.
The undefeated Cuban is 15-0 (11 KOs) and stands at 6ft 4ins tall.
He dwarfed 5ft 8ins Canelo in the ring, but the Mexican gave a good display in the brief clip.
Sanchez hurled a huge left hook in Canelo’s direction, which he intelligently evaded.
Alvarez then closed the distance and landed some meaningful shots to the body.
As things stand, Canelo’s career is completely up in the air.
It emerged last month that boxing’s biggest star has filed a lawsuit against his broadcaster DAZN, as well as his promoter Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions.
Canelo put pen to paper on a $365million eleven-fight deal touted as the richest in the history of sport when he signed it less than two years ago.
The agreement called for a $15m tune-up bout against Rocky Fielding in December 2018, followed by ten fights for a guaranteed $35m each.
However, after just two further bouts against Daniel Jacobs and Sergey Kovalev, problems have started to arise.
It’s claimed DAZN attempted to drastically cut the guarantee ahead of Canelo’s next fight as – among other issues – they were not happy with the level of opposition faced so far.
Dan Rafael reported that one of the central issues to the lawsuit was that the Mexican is “supposed to fight two times per year with at least one fight being against a ‘premium’ opponent.”
He explained that there is a serious dispute over what constitutes a ‘premium’ foe and said DAZN didn’t consider Jacobs or Kovalev fitting.
According to Rafael, DAZN would consider Gennady Golovkin, Jorge Masvidal, Khabib Nurmagomedov and even 47-year-old De La Hoya as ‘premium’ opponents.
You can watch the video of Canelo sparring Frank Sanchez in the player at the top of the page.