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Canelo Alvarez will defend his middleweight championship against Amir Khan this Saturday, in Las Vegas. While it should be an entertaining fight, many experts and fans alike believe this will be easy work for Canelo. That it is really just a warm-up en route to a big match up against Genady “Triple G” Golovkin. Yet, there are some that question whether Canelo wants any part of Triple G, we seem to think the Canelo camp is just demonstrating business savvy by building interest in the fight. Moreover, its time to stop questioning whether Canelo is the real deal. Here are five moments, the man showed us he was a great fighter, champion and man.

1. Win Over Shane Mosely

Although it was Canelo’s 41st fight as a professional, at the time Canelo was still largely untested. Many of his early bouts were not against championship caliber opposition. Although Mosely, was clearly past his prime, he was still a step up in opposition for Canelo and a dangerous opponent capable of pulling out a victory over the young up and comer (don’t believe us, look up Larry Holmes vs. Ray Mercer). In any event, it was a test for Canelo and one he passed with flying colors. He easily out-punched Mosely over the course of 12 rounds and cruised to a unanimous decision.

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