Goosen gives Mayweather a huge edge in Canelo fight
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Joe Goosen is giving Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) a huge edge in his fight against 22-year-old Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) on September 14th in their Las Vegas based fight.
Goosen says he wasn’t impressed at all with what he saw of the red-haired Canelo in his fights against Austin Trout and Shane Mosley. Goosen was particularly disappointed in how Canelo looked in the Trout fight where Canelo fought passively for much of the fight after getting nailed with a hard body shot from Trout in the 5th round.
Goosen thinks Canelo needs A LOT of training for him to get better, if that’s possible. It could be that Canelo is what he is and will remain the fighter he is now for the next 10 years before he starts fading.
Goosen said to Hustleboss “I give him [Mayweather] a big edge. Nobodies come close to beating him, he’s impossible to fight, tremendous hand speed, incredibly accurate. I’m not discounting Alvarez, but considering the experience of Mayweather plus the youth and the so-so performance in his [Canelo] last couple of fights, I think Mayweather has got to be a solid favorite.”
I agree with Goosen. You have to give Floyd a huge advantage in this fight because he’s fought the better opposition by far despite Canelo having about the same amount of fights, he’s much faster than Canelo, and way better defensively.
An area that Goosen didn’t tough on was Canelo’s lack of stamina. The reason Canelo stopped fighting after the 5th round last April against Trout wasn’t just because he got hit with a hard body shots. That’s just one of the reasons.
I think the main reason was because Canelo gassed out completely and didn’t have the stamina to continue fighting hard, so he had to fight off the ropes, mostly moving his head, trying not to get hit and throwing an occasional flurry.
The judges kept giving Canelo rounds, but clearly he wasn’t winning those rounds. He was getting dominated by Trout, and there was nothing he could do about it because he didn’t have the stamina to compete with him.
You saw how tired Canelo was just by looking at his face. He was breathing and gasping for breath like a Gold fish out of water. In between rounds, Canelo was leaning over taking huge gulps of air and I was worried for the guy. It’s no surprise then that he was only fighting 45 seconds to 1 minute of every round and resting for the remainder of the time.