Long before he became arguably boxing's second-biggest star, Canelo Alvarez had a love affair with the sport.
Not only did the 23-year-old Mexican love to fight, but he also loved to watch others compete.
He turned pro as a 15-year-old, eager to prove himself in one of the world's toughest proving grounds. He trained feverishly, but he didn't simply prepare his body. He worked hard on the mental side of the sport, as well.
Instead of relying on sheer talent and youthful exuberance, Alvarez early on was dedicated to learning what it took to not only compete at the highest level, but to winRead More »from Alvarez may be boxing’s second-biggest star – and he’s still learning