Canelo Alvarez
Canelo Alvarez is open to a trilogy fight with Gennady Golovkin but he's not necessarily chasing after it. In this picture, Alvarez attends Empire State Building Hosts Boxing Champs Canelo Alvarez And Rocky Fielding at The Empire State Building in New York City, October 16, 2018. Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Canelo Alvarez is set to face Daniel Jacobs on May 4 and the Mexican brawler is busy training for the said fight. However, that does not mean that the 28-year-old is not accommodating visitors. In fact, he welcomed Maverick Carter recently and got something from NBA star LeBron James.

According to TMZ Sports, Carter took a trip to Alvarez’ training camp in San Diego and gave the Mexican some hot kicks. They were a pair of LeBron 16 “Martin” shoes, one of the most coveted shoes in the market. Alvarez was awed by the gift and told Carter to give James his thanks for the kicks.

For those who may be unaware, James and Carter are producing a docuseries of the fight. Through James’ media company (UNINTTERUPTED) and DAZN, the first episode was scheduled to be shown on April 23 titled “40 Days”. The show will follow top boxers as they prepare for their major prize fights.

"These documentaries will shine a light on the 3-dimensional aspect of who these athletes are outside of the ring and empower them to tell their own stories as they prepare for some of the biggest moments in their boxing careers," said Carter in another interview reported by TMZ Sports.

The docuseries is the latest news about James out of the NBA realm. The Los Angeles Lakers are on vacation and currently trying to pick up the pieces. Magic Johnson and Luke Walton have exited, leaving general manager Rob Pelinka and team owner Jeanie Buss scampering for a new head coach.

As for Alvarez, the Mexican boxer who holds the WBC and WBA belts will be looking to add Jacobs to his list of victims. However, the Mexican cannot take the 32-year-old IBF middleweight champion for granted. One fight where Jacobs made a name for himself was against Gennady Golovkin. He took GGG to 12 full rounds, something previous opponents failed to do against the Kazakh KO artist.

Jacobs is a perennial underdog against Alvarez heading into their May 4 fight to be held in Las Vegas. The Mexican is the early betting favorite at 2/5. Jacobs is the underdog with a 15/8 according to Ladbrokes.

Despite the odds, Jacobs is unfazed. In fact, he feels he has the physical attributes to keep in step with the Mexican champion.

“What I know is that I have the physical advantages, and I look forward to using my physical advantage, my reach, height, range, and being that I also have speed, power, ring IQ, as well, that’s what I feel like is going to make me victorious,” said Jacobs in an interview with the Bad Left Hook.