Canelo received the WBA Centennial Belt from Gilberto Jesus Mendoza 

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Canelo received the WBA Centennial Belt from Gilberto Jesus Mendoza 

Canelo received the WBA Centennial Belt from Gilberto Jesus Mendoza 

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Canelo received the WBA Centennial Belt from Gilberto Jesus Mendoza 

On Sunday, World Boxing Association (WBA) President Gilberto Jesús Mendoza presented Mexican Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez with the WBA Centennial Belt at a ceremony held in Guadalajara, Mexico.

A day after his victory over John Ryder, with which he remained the undisputed super middleweight champion, the Mexican was at an event with the leader of the pioneer organization and the artist Juan Pablo Restrepo, who created the special belt by hand using leather and bronze to evoke the great historical glories of boxing. 

“Canelo” was grateful for the distinction and gave a few words to those present in an emotional and intimate gathering, in which he was able to share his joy for having been honored with this belt.

Alvarez is the first fighter to receive this belt, which represents 100 years of history of the oldest boxing organization in the world and takes into account the great achievements of the legends. The Centennial Belt is intended to recognize the careers of the great active and retired boxers who have made history. 

The occasion of this weekend’s fight was ideal for the first recognition. Alvarez has been the face of boxing for years and has proven to be great both in and out of the ring, which speaks to his greatness. Congratulations, Canelo.


WBA Ratings movements as of April 2023

WBA Ratings movements as of April 2023



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