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Canelo Alvarez is truly king in the ring. The super middleweight champion towered over Jaime Munguia in their much-anticipated fight on Saturday (May 4), and he scored a unanimous win. So, who are the best boxers in the world right now, pound-for-pound?

Best Boxers in the World Right Now: Latest Fight

Before we get to the best boxers in the world right now, let’s look closer at Alvarez and his win. Now that he’s consistently pulled off definitive wins, the public wants to see him fight David Benavidez, “The Mexican Monster,” who caught everyone’s attention after beating both Caleb Plant and Demetrius Andrade.

After the May 4 fight, Alvarez was asked about fighting Benavidez, who has been talking smack about him, as they say. “If the money’s right … I can fight [Benavidez] right now,” Alvarez said in a post-fight press conference. “I don’t give a s—. It’s only a matter of money at this point. Everybody is asking for everything. When I fought [Erislandy] Lara, Austin Trout, Miguel Angel Cotto, [Floyd] Mayweather, Billy Joe Saunders, GGG, everybody said I don’t want to fight them, and I fought all of them. So right now … I can do whatever I want.”

It’s true that Alvarez can do whatever he wants, as he’s very successful. But, is he really the best if he won’t fight the one guy that everyone wants him to fight? Hey, I can’t contest Alvarez’s record and legacy. But, give the people what they want, Alvarez. Everyone would love to see some of the best boxers in the world duke it out.

Benavidez wants the fight with Alvarez. He wants it badly. He was there Saturday, promoting his June 15 Las Vegas fight vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk. “The fans now are getting upset because this is the biggest fight on the table,” Benavidez told ESPN during a news conference. “And why are we going to leave it on the table for no reason? This is a fight that has to happen. … And I’m going to keep putting these types of performances on where people are going to want to see it. The demand of this fight is really high. It’s bad blood. I don’t like him. He doesn’t like me.”

So, we all want to see the fight. If it happens, it will draw a lot of money and interest. For now, lots of interest rests on Benavidez’s upcoming fight against Gvozdyk. He’s moving up to light heavyweight for the fight. I’m such a fan of boxing, since it’s so classic and old-fashioned. My dad was actually a boxer in Detroit when he was in high school, and I’ve always loved the sport. Now, let’s get into some of the best boxers in the world right now, pound-for-pound. Reach out to me with your thoughts, too.

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