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Canelo not yet among Mexico's elite

Julio César Chávez believes Alvarez needs more than Mayweather victory

Updated: September 13, 2013, 10:44 PM ET
By Salvador Rodriguez | ESPNdeportes.com

LAS VEGAS -- Julio César Chávez says he believes Saul "Canelo" Álvarez beating Floyd Mayweather Jr. would rank among the finest triumphs of Mexican boxing, but that would not necessarily mean the 23-year-old Guadalajara native would have a place among the Mexican boxing elite or be closer to being considered the best Mexican boxer in history.

Chávez, the analyst from A Los Golpes and a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, said Álvarez would take a giant ...

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