On this special episode of Grandstand Podcast we talk to Roberto José Andrade Franco, a freelance writer and History PhD candidate at Southern Methodist University. Roberto wrote a beautiful piece about the enigmatic and polarizing figure that is Saúl “El Canelo” Álvarez. At the conclusion of this weekend's much anticipated and potentially career defining fight with Gennady Golovikin, questions about Canelo's legacy remain. We go inside and out of the ring with Roberto to explain why Canelo triggers such an ambivalent reception from a culture desperately searching for their next great hope.
Links to Roberto’s work:
Who Is Saul “Canelo” Alvarez?: http://deadspin.com/who-is-saul-canelo-alvarez-1814078910
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Lost So Much More Than a Fight: http://deadspin.com/julio-cesar-chavez-jr-lost-so-much-more-than-a-fight-1795028415
Roberto's Website: boxingandhistory.com