If you tune in to most discussions of "The Next Julio Cesar Chavez," it may be surprising to hear the Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (and not Chavez's own son) is the one most frequently compared to the Mexican legend. But Canelo has that potential.
The red-haired Junior Middleweight, widely expected to pull off a strong win tonight vs. Alfonso Gomez, is a very, very impressive fighter, especially for someone only 21 years old. He has already shown remarkable promise, and if he can master a bit of defensive strategy, some good head movement and an ability to punch from multiple angles a la Manny Pacquiao, then there is no limit to this prospect's potential.
But is he the top prospect in boxing? My analysis of who is most likely to rule boxing's next generation.