Marquez: Mayweather too good for Canelo
By Dan Ambrose: The great Mexican boxing warrior Juan Manuel Marquez doesn’t think WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has the skills or the experience to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. right now, and thinks the 22-year-old Canelo needs more experience before he faces Mayweather.
Marquez said to esnewsporting.com “I think for Canelo it’s a tough fight because Mayweather is the best fighter in the world and he has got great defense and is a good, fast punch. I think Canelo needs more experience for a fight with Mayweather. I don’t like to fight [Mayweather] again because everyone knows what happened in 2009.”
The problem is if the fight were to happen, and I don’t think it will due to Canelo’s 25 pound weight advantage over the 147 pound Mayweather, it won’t take place in September against the Mexican.
Canelo would be walking into the fight off of his questionable win over former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout, a fight that took place in Texas with open scoring with a tired looking Canelo only fighting hard for about 1 minute of every 3-minute round. Canelo wouldn’t beat Mayweather fighting like that, and the fight WOULD NOT take place in Texas, and it the open scoring, which clearly helped Canelo in a huge way, wouldn’t be used.
If the WBC tried that garbage on Mayweather, he’d walk away from the fight. The WBC wouldn’t even try to pull that bit on Mayweather.
The 147 pound Mayweather isn’t going to fight the 172 pound Canelo if he knows he’s going to be out-weighed by 25 pounds. If Canelo and Golden Boy Promotions really want that fight they need to be talking about coming down to 147 to make it happen and with a strict rehydration limit of only 154 with the condition to where if Canelo can’t make the 154 pound limit on the night of the fight, the fight would be off.
The secondary weigh-in would have to be within one hour of the fight to ensure that Canelo doesn’t suddenly rehydrate at the last minute and still end up walking into the ring at 170+. If you have the secondary weigh-in the morning off the fight then it’s still possible to pump in 20 pounds of water weight very quickly, so that’s no good.
The secondary weigh-in would have to be within minutes of the fight so that there couldn’t be a quick pumping in of fluids. If Canelo wants to fight a guy that’s much lower in weight than him like Mayweather than he needs to boil down and fight Mayweather at the same weight on the night of the fight. He can’t be dehydrating down to 147 and then quickly rehydrating up to 172 or whatever the night of the fight. Mayweather doesn’t want to fight at light heavyweight and he shouldn’t have. I don’t see Canelo fighting guys 25 pounds heavier than him.
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