Steph Curry stared death in the eye once again -- with the NBA superstar finally getting his sparring rematch against Canelo Alvarez ... and shock, shock -- it ended in a big, fat L!!
Remember, Curry first faced off against the boxing champ a year ago -- when he playfully squared up with Alvarez at the celeb American Century Championship tournament in Lake Tahoe.
33-year-old Curry narrowly escaped catastrophe in their initial encounter, and the dude never got over it ... 'cause when he peeped Canelo at the Edgewood Tahoe resort on Wednesday, it was ON!!
The 2 tangoed for about 10 seconds, with Curry throwing a quick jab before getting caught with the 30-year-old's fast counter ... and just like that, rematch OVER!!!
"I tried the champ Canelo again," Curry said afterward. "It didn't go well again!"
But, Chef Curry had a few takeaways to go home with this time around ... saying, "Footwork was solid though just saying. #stayinmyweightclass."
Curry was definitely moving compared to last year's match where he looked stiff and didn't throw any punches .. so, definitely an improvement.
Let's see if a Curry-Alvarez trilogy happens next year .. 'cause third times a charm, right?
Don't hold your breath, bro ... but at least the guys are havin' a lot of fun on the links!!