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Canelo performs bizarre neck strengthening exercise

  • Saul Canelo Alvarez performed a bizarre neck exercise as he returned to training
  • Canelo has not fought since his contentious draw with rival Gennady Golovkin
  • The Mexican will return to the ring in 2018 and has started training in the gym
  • He posted a video on Instagram performing a weird neck strengthening exercise
  • Though it looked ridculous it is a technique that is also used by Anthony Joshua 

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is back in training ahead of his return to the ring next year.

The Mexican has not fought since his contentious split decision draw with middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin back in September.

The result left boxing fans around the world furious, particularly with ringside judge Adalaide Byrd, who somehow conjured up a 118-110 scorecard in favour of Canelo.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez performed a bizarre neck exercise as he returned to training

A rematch in 2018 is on the cards and Canelo has fuelled those hopes by going back to training in the gym.

The 27-year-old is desperate to prove he is the world’s best at 160 lbs and has turned to some rather bizarre training techniques in order to get in shape to do just that.

The 27-year-old put his arms behind his back and rocked on his neck back and fourth

The 27-year-old put his arms behind his back and rocked on his neck back and fourth

Canelo took to Instagram to share the video of his rigorous training regime on Thursday

Canelo took to Instagram to share the video of his rigorous training regime on Thursday

Canelo took to Instagram on Thursday to share a video of him working on a rigorous neck strengthening exercise in the gym.

He was seen resting his head on a built-in balancing ball and applying his whole body weight on his neck as he continuously rocked back and forth on it for around 10 seconds.

He has not fought since he super fight with Gennady Golovkin but is expected to return in 2018

He has not fought since he super fight with Gennady Golovkin but is expected to return in 2018

Though it may look ridiculous, it is a regime that many boxers have weaved into their training camps, most famously used by heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte. 

And it has clearly worked for them, with Joshua currently holding the WBA, IBF and IBO world straps while Whyte is set for a title shot next year.

If Canelo’s highly-anticipated rematch with Golovkin materialises and the Mexican comes out on top this time, we will know for certain there’s method in the madness. 



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