Canelo Alvarez Launches ‘Canelo Energy’ A Network Of Gasoline Stations

Guadalajara’s boxing hero, Canelo Alvarez, is also trying to KO gasoline prices in this tumultuous time for energy markets. Also, Alvarez has a series of convenience stores called ‘Upper’ already operational.

In a sport that is so rampant with broken dreams, loss of cognitive abilities and riches, but Canelo is among the best to buck this trend. The world’s number 1 P4P fighter may take risks in boxing, but does not take risks in his financial planning. The professional boxer is currently diversifying his assets and looking to become a high-powered businessman in Mexico.

Canelo Alvarez launches gasoline station network ‘Canelo Energy’.

The ‘Upper’ network of stores is shown in video below. In Guadalajara, Jalisco, a network of stores shows that various hardware tools are also available within the store. No other convenience store in Mexico possesses hardware tools for car repairs, a practice more common the United States. The store has those more varied conveniences along with fresh high quality bread, healthy foods, conventional snacks found in other stores, but also the prices appear to be slightly below market or within the average.

In general, the observation can be made that some of these modernization techniques are sourced from conventions born outside of Mexico, like a well maintained convenience store in the US or Germany or a mix of any other high end convenience store in Europe. Apparently, their workers make several times the average minimum wage, hovering around 12 to 18 thousand Mexican pesos.

Upper Convenience Stores are gaining a positive reputation throughout Mexico.

Roberto Diaz, Long Time Matchmaker For Golden Boy Boxing, Does Not Renew Contract With Golden Boy


According to Dan Rafael, longtime Golden Boy matchmaker Robert Diaz, one of the best in business, parted ways with the company on Tuesday after Oscar De La Hoya did not renew his contract.

Dan Rafael originally broke the story.

Diaz, who has been with Golden Boy since its inception in 2002, has been instrumental in the success of the company, helping to build the careers of some of the biggest names in boxing, including Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, and Bernard Hopkins. “

Diaz has been a matchmaker for over 20 years, and is credited with helping to create some of the biggest fights in boxing history, including the highly anticipated Alvarez-Golovkin rematch in 2018.

More recently, he paired JoJo Diaz versus Devin Haney, and many other nearly 50/50 fights between top contenders and former champions.

Interestingly, Roberto Diaz was a probation officer for many years prior to becoming part of Marco Antonio Barrera matchmaking team.

Roberto Diaz – Documentary

Gervonta Davis – PBC Break Records At Capital One


The Premiere Boxing Champions (PBC) made history Saturday night at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. The sold-out venue saw card headliner Gervonta “Tank” Davis remain undefeated in a TKO victory over Héctor Garcia who was unable to continue after a powerful shot to the head left him dazed after the 8th round. While Garcia provided a noteworthy performance, but his chin was tested far too many times with “Tank” eventually placing a powerful left hand shot on this head’s side to call it a night.

The event was a huge success for the PBC, as it broke the all-time gate record for the arena, earning over $5 million in ticket revenue. The fight was the first major boxing event to be held at the arena since it opened in 1997. The fight itself was an exciting one, with Davis dominating the majority of the rounds. However, Garcia was able to put up a good fight and showed a lot of heart. In the ninth round, Garcia was hurt and his corner wisely decided to stop the fight.

Hector Garcia was forced to retire from the fight at the 8th round. (Photo: CBS)

An Upset!

In a stunning upset, Roiman Villa of Colombia/Venezuela defeated Rashidi Ellis by majority decision in a thrilling 12-round welterweight bout. Villa was able to drop Ellis twice after beating him for, at least, 4 rounds straight. Ellis eventually slowed down enough to be caught by Villa multiple times, which culminated in a tired and depleted version of him struggling to avoid Villa’s onslaught.

Speedy gets dropped!


The judges scored the fight 115-113, 115-113, and 114-114, giving Villa the majority decision victory.

Canelo Outclasses GGG In 3rd Match Of Their Five Year Rivalry

by Ricardo Lezama

Canelo fought Triple G for the third and final time on 9/17/22

Mexican boxer, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (32), fought Gennady Golovkin at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada for the third and final time. The match took place at 168 pound division where Canelo reigns supreme as the undisputed champion in the division.

Unlike their first fight in 2017, this time Triple G was required to move up a single weight division which can make a significant impact on a boxer’s speed and potential endurance.

The Trilogy

The future hall of famers gave fans the much awaited fight, but Saul “Canelo” Alvarez ran away with the bout’s victory decisively.

The PPV was available for 62 dollars for subscribers of DAZN.

Heavy shots were thrown by Canelo, but Triple G was mostly mute for the first 6 rounds of the fight as Canelo fought Gennady in the same manner as he did Callum Smith. I gave him 3 rounds to be honest.

Canelo continued to pummel the body in order to soften Golovkin and guarantee that ay offensive onslaught from GGG would be dampened.

In this third bout, Gennady fought ‘tentative’ as the announcers described with his offensive capacities not set into motion until later in the fight. Most fight fans saw it the same:

Here’s a few examples on Twitter

The opinions were the same for boxing experts. A nearly total wipeout for Canelo in Dan Rafael’s view:

Vergil Ortiz Jr with his take…

Canelo looks to be taking an extended break as his left hand appears to have been torn through overtraining and multiple bouts with world champions. The fighter looked much better at this weight category with his conditioning not in question as it was in his last bout which took place in the 175lb category.

Alexis Rocha Fight: Rocha Targets ‘Blair The Flair’ To Breakthrough

Following the unexpected hospitalization of Vergil Ortiz Jr., a new headline event is set for this Saturday, March 19, 2022 to replace his bout with undefeated UK welterweight Michael McKinson. The co-main event is now the headliner: Blair Cobbs vs Alexis Rocha is set to be a fan-friendly replacement.

Alexis ‘Lex’ Rocha, a promising welterweight contender, from Santa Ana, California, is a technically sound southpaw who has sparred with the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Josh Taylor. Over the past few fights, one can tell that the intricacies of sparring with greats has developed Rocha as a fighter. This leads most fans to favor Rocha against Cobbs’ wild, but dangerous, style, as a poll from Boxing enthusiast @SpicyMami_ shows:

Blair Cobbs is no slouch. Cobbs is trained by the great Freddy Roach and has serious knockout power. However, Cobbs and Rocha share opponents with both receiving victories over them. Cobbs – to his credit – was able to knockout a difficult Brad Solomon whose styling gave Rocha’s more aggressive counter-punching style problems.

Still, given Rocha’s constant activity, we do feel that at some level the momentum is on the side of the comparatively younger fighter. He’s a tough contender that may be underestimated. Rumors abound that this fight has been brewing since November. Rocha alleged that the fight was rejected by the Blair Cobbs camp.

Rocha is a rising prospect whose sole defeat is to a fleet footed boxer stylist in a competitive fight. Since his loss to Rasheed ‘Speedy’ Ellis, Rocha has pushed forward and grabbed some intense knockouts against other top level contenders. A rematch with Ellis should Rocha get past Cobbs is also an interesting fight.

Stylistic Match-Up

Cobbs throws wild shots at times. He has been dropped in the past. His power is obvious. Cobbs is also quite the talker as can be seen on the video interview from Golden Boy’s promotional materials.

Blair Cobbs interview via Golden Boy

For his part, Rocha is regarded as technically sound. The high-guard defense means that he will not be caught by basic combinations. His only weakness is with boxers that have a lot of lateral movement. Cobbs presents none of this boxing styling. Perhaps, he could get caught with something wild, but then his conditioning is second to none.

Promotional Material: March 19, 2022 – Rocha vs Cobbs