Does Canelo Alvarez's win over Jermell Charlo take him to the top of DAZN's pound-for-pound rankings?
For the first time in over a year, there is a buzz surrounding a Saul "Canelo" Alvarez win.
After two underwhelming performances against Gennadiy Golovkin and John Ryder, there were doubts as to whether Alvarez was at the peak of his powers and instead was on the decline.
Saturday night against Jermell Charlo silenced those doubters as the Mexican showed why he is still one of the world's best pound-for-pound fighters.
Going into his clash with undisputed light middleweight champion Jermell Charlo, there was some intrigue as to whether the latter, who was stepping up two weight divisions, could cause problems for Alvarez after packing on the extra weight.
What transpired in Las Vegas was one-sided beatdown. Alvarez showed little respect towards Charlo and went on the front foot, targeting the American's body and Alvarez's pressure took its toll.
This was evident in round seven when an uppercut knocked down Charlo who managed to get off the canvas and reach the final bell. Alvarez was declared the clear winner on the judges' scorecards and retained his four super middleweight titles, but what does this mean for his place on DAZN's pound-for-pound rankings?
Alvarez currently remains at number four following this win due to Charlo stepping up in weight.
If Alvarez were to move up and break into the top three, he would now need to face a credible opponent at 168lbs such as David Benavidez or possibly take on the undisputed welterweight champion Terence Crawford who has entertained the idea of moving up in weight to pursue more greatness.
The full DAZN men's pound-for-pound rankings can be found here.