Manchester legend Ricky Hatton has something in common with Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez - both of them suffered tough defeats at the hands of Floyd Mayweather.

Back in 2013, Mayweather easily outboxed Canelo over twelve rounds to win a decision. 

That bout marked the first defeat of Canelo's career.

Since that loss, Canelo has gone 15-0-1 and captured world titles at junior middleweight, middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight.

Canelo is back at 175-pounds this Saturday night, when he faces WBA world champion Dmitry Bivol at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Hatton also suffered his first career defeat to Mayweather, by way of knockout in 2007.

He believes the loss that Canelo suffered at the hands of Mayweather only made him a more dangerous fighter.

At the moment, Hatton doesn't see a single boxer out there who can overcome Canelo's abilities.

“I think Mayweather when he fought Canelo, Canelo didn’t even win a round did he? I think Mayweather created a monster in many ways," Hatton told Talk Sport.

“It’s an example to many youngsters out there that if you do get beat, doesn’t mean your career is over. That defeat, it can make or break someone and it made Canelo. I think I see Canelo retiring undefeated [not losing again]. I don’t see anyone that can beat him. He’s so exciting, strong, powerful and explosive.

“Then on the other hand, he’s so defensively untouchable. I think he can go out to light heavyweight and win world titles there, I really do. Quite rightly the pound-for-pound number one.”

If Canelo defeats Bivol this coming weekend, he will then make a defense of his undisputed super middleweight crown against Gennadiy Golovkin in September.