The world’s No. 1 boxer Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez sparred with NBA icon Steph Curry on a golf course

Saul Alvarez played a sparring trick on Steph Curry.
Steph Curry playfully sparred with Saul Alvarez. Photo by Saul Alvarez / Instagram
  • Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Steph Curry linked up on a golf course once again.
  • Curry wanted to playfully spar the boxer, and Alvarez obliged, catching him out with an old trick.
  • Rather than punch Curry, Alvarez slapped the cap on his head.
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The world’s No. 1 boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez playfully sparred with the NBA great Steph Curry at a golf course this week.

Alvarez has firmly established himself as one of the top combat athletes of his era, scoring top-tier wins over Miguel Cotto, Gennadiy Golovkin, and Sergey Kovalev, while collecting championship belts in four weight classes.

Most recently, he beat Billy Joe Saunders nearly to a pulp, breaking the Briton’s face in four places en route to an eighth-round win at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in May.

As he awaits confirmation of his next opponent, rumored to be the unbeaten American boxing champion Caleb Plant on September 18, Alvarez appears to be living his best life – and documenting it on Instagram for all to see.

He partied on a yacht with a smile on his face while it was moored off the coast of Porto Hvar in Croatia, dined at high-end restaurants, and relaxed with his family.

He’s also played a lot of golf.

It is unclear how good he is at the sport, but he recently said that he watched nothing but the Golf Channel during his downtime and that he wanted to retire from boxing at 37 so he could play the game every day.

On Wednesday, he posted on Instagram a clip of him on the course with Curry.

Rather than drive some balls together, they took part in some mock sparring. In the clip below, Curry throws a shot at Canelo, but misses.

Rather than retaliate with a proper punch, Alvarez caught Curry with one of his old tricks.

Showing off his hand speed, Alvarez kept Curry guessing by slapping the cap on his head before Curry could even think about moving.

All the Golden State Warriors player could do was roll his head back in laughter.

Watch it right here:

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It is not the first time Alvarez has outfoxed Curry on the golf course with the reflexes he’s drilled from boxing.

The two played a game last year, and Curry was caught out with the same trick.

Watch it here:

If the two athletes played an entire round of golf together, Curry would most likely have gotten his own back, as he reportedly has an extraordinary handicap of +2.2 – meaning he’s awesome.

But considering Curry keeps wanting to playfully spar Canelo, something tells us he’ll probably end up getting his cap slapped once again in the near future.