One of the best boxers in the history of the sport, Roberto 'Hands of Stone' Duran, believes Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has already surpassed the man who many regarded as the greatest boxer to come out of Mexico, Julio Cesar Chavez.

Chavez Sr. captured three divisional titles and at one point had a record of 89-0-1 before suffering his first career defeat (87-0 before the draw).

He had 27 successful world title defenses, 31 title fight victories and was involved in 37 title fights.

Chavez Sr. ended his career with a record of 107 wins and 6 defeats.

Canelo, who is still very much in the prime of his career, has captured four divisional titles - at junior middleweight, middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight.

The Mexican boxer became the first fighter to fight his way to undisputed status, at 168-pounds, in the four belt era - and the first Mexican fighter to become undisputed in any weight class in the four belt era.

He is now considering the possibility of heading all the way up to cruiserweight to challenge WBC champion Ilunga Makabu.

Currently with a record of 57-1-2 with 39 knockouts, Canelo turned pro in 2005 as a junior welterweight.

Duran views both Mexican fighters as legends - but he feels Canelo is now the best to come out of Mexico.

“Chavez is already a legend. Canelo has already won four [divisional] titles, he is already another legend. How many [divisional] titles did Chavez have? Three. And Canelo already has four, he is even bigger," said Duran to ES News.

“I am happy for Canelo, because everything he is doing is for the good of Mexico and for himself. He is the boxer of the moment, there is nobody else. Chavez's time has already passed, he is a respected idol, but the new idol, whether they want it or not, is Canelo - and that must be accepted."