sport news Boxing's biggest star Canelo Alvarez targets more history in Billy Joe Saunders ...

As Dallas is not located by the ocean Saul Alvarez will not be able to host Saturday night's victory party on his super-yacht if he adds Billy Joe Saunders to his large roster of UK victims.

The MV Canelo is still moored in Miami, where it reverberated in February to mariachi celebrations of his 'easy night's work' against the overwhelmed Avni Yildirim, with which he tuned up for this weekend's world super-middleweight championship unification fight.

This 100-foot Sunseeker is £12million worth of made-in-Britain luxury afloat - complete with four double cabins, one master stateroom, all with en suite bathrooms - and carries a veritable flotilla of fast sports boats waiting to be lowered for fun in the water. Canelo likes speed.

Canelo Alvarez fulfilled his dream of succeeding Floyd Mayweather as pound-for-pound best

Canelo Alvarez fulfilled his dream of succeeding Floyd Mayweather as pound-for-pound best

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The Mexican has the chance to create more history in unification fight with Billy Joe Saunders

The Mexican has the chance to create more history in unification fight with Billy Joe Saunders

Canelo and Saunders face off in a mega super-middleweight showdown live on DAZN

Canelo and Saunders face off in a mega super-middleweight showdown live on DAZN

A £10m collection of cars sit polished, purring and waiting in a spotless garage worthy an F1 pit lane, at his imposing mansion in Mexico.

Most, like the £2.2m Bugati Chiron, are among the raciest machines on the road. The exception is a Rolls Royce 'which I have never driven because I feel the elegance by sitting in the back.'

Then there are the motor bikes. One of which he admits to riding at 200mph... while performing wheelies!

This convoy will head out shortly to his ranch near Guadalajara. There to join the off-road vehicles in which he hurtles around those vast hectares. Also the white horses he loves to ride, not only at a breakneck gallop but also to the dancing perfection of dressage.

These rolling uplands are calling him back. Alvarez grew up here in poverty and is returning to settle in wealth.

Despite the incongruous red hair - for which he has no explanation but which gave rise to the nickname Canelo, Spanish for cinnamon – he is pure, thoroughbred Mexican.

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Canelo has earned hundreds of millions throughout his glittering ring career and now boasts a £10m car collection, including this stunning red Ferrari

Canelo has earned hundreds of millions throughout his glittering ring career and now boasts a £10m car collection, including this stunning red Ferrari

Canelo also has his own £12m super-yacht, which is currently moored in Miami

The 100-foot Sunseeker has played host to many of his world title victory parties

He also has his own £12m super-yacht, which has played host to many of his world title victory parties

Sold, is the handsome house in San Diego which is the base for his pre-fight training camps and where he took up US residence for a while. Soon to be sold, the stately Jalisco edifice he designed himself. Both for plenty.

Despite dismay at the corruption and the ever-lurking threat of kidnapping in Mexico which compel him to employ a sizeable quorum of security guards, he is going home.

The ranch is not far from a small, dusty town on the fringe of Guadalajara where he worked from the age of five for his father, selling ice-cream they made in the tiny shop to passengers sweltering in passing buses.

Until, at 17, he defied his father and went full time into the hard game in which he had been boxing as an unregistered professional since he was 14, at which tender age he once knocked out a 30-year-old man.

Many wars fought in his adolescence are missing from the official record of 58 fights – 55 won, two drawn, just one lost to the genius of Floyd Mayweather.

Canelo has a ranch near Guadalajara and loves to ride white horses and partake in dressage

Canelo has a ranch near Guadalajara and loves to ride white horses and partake in dressage

The hard-earned rewards surround him. 'Think about it,' he says. 'From selling popsicles to all this. Thanks to boxing and the responsibility to work hard which my father drilled into us.

'Although we had little it didn't matter because I had no idea what I was missing. My father taught me to appreciate everything I have now.'

Namely a high-maintenance lifestyle which he knows he must fight to protect. Not least for the five children he has fathered. All with different mothers. All stunning Mexican beauties.

Not only horses are studs here. Not all nouveau riche are careless with their millions. From fighting for tacos in the back rooms of cantinas Canelo rose irresistibly through the five, six, seven, eight figure purses.

Then came the £250m DAZN television from which he has moved on already to negotiate for himself the price for each fight. Like the one this Cinco de Mayo weekend of Mexican nationalism across the border in America for which he is said to be guaranteed £21.5m and will harvest more if pay-TV revenues are as high as predicted.

Countless gruelling days in the gym has afforded Canelo the life of luxury he once never knew

Countless gruelling days in the gym has afforded Canelo the life of luxury he once never knew

Canelo came from little and sold popsicles as a kid... now he wants to become a billionaire

Canelo came from little and sold popsicles as a kid... now he wants to become a billionaire

Canelo is nobody's fool. When interviewers survey the costly accoutrements of his life they invariably ask if there is any danger of him doing a Mike Tyson, who blew two £200m wads before he was 40.

To which

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