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Canelo Alvarez ends European tour by visiting Pope Francis


Canelo Alvarez has stepped in with the best and brightest in the realm of the sweet science. And the red-headed Mexican pugilist has now had an audience that surpasses even Floyd Mayweather as a notable public figure renowned the world over.

Per Golden Boy Promotions PR, Canelo, THE RING middleweight champion, was taking a vacation tour across Europe; including Belfast, Northern Ireland, to attend the Carl Frampton-Horacio Garcia fight in support of stablemate Garcia.

Photo courtesy of @canelo Instagram account

“He then stayed in Rome and visited the Pope as it was something very personal he had in mind to carry through for more than a year now,” a PR rep informed

Canelo (49-1-2, 34 knockouts) is enjoying being a square ring practitioner at the apex of his physical prime. In September, he drew with unified middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin.

Pope Francis holds status as a spiritual beacon who has restored luster to the Catholic faith, which has been, in recent decades, taking hits to it’s reservoir of institutional integrity.

One is a ring king, the other a beacon to Catholic’s around the globe. Chalk this meeting up to superior matchmaking.


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