How Canelo beats Mayweather

By bill reimbold - 07/08/2013 - Comments

Mayweather and Canelo faceoff(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Bill Reimbold:  If you watched Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) pulverize Josesito Lopez and WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout, you can’t doubt the power Canelo brings into the ring. It is awesome power wielded by a man in the prime of his athleticism. I’ve watched those fights over and over and can’t get enough.

I’ve also watched most of Floyd Mayweather’s fights and I can tell you I have never watched one twice. He is a bore. A defensive fighter supreme but a boring showman. He hides behind his shoulder, keeping his head just out of reach. He’s made that stance popular. I even watched as Andre Berto futilely attempted to copy the strategy. And here is where Mayweather is vulnerable.

When Floyd hides behind his shoulder, his wall, Canelo needs to break it down. And he can. Canelo targets the skinny little Mayweather shoulder and pounds it with jabs, with left hooks and right hands. The wall is not made of stone. It is made of 36 year old cartilage, muscle and bone. When the fragile tendons and sinews that comprise the famed Mayweather defense begin to break down, begin to resemble a pot of overheated glue, he will have nowhere to hide. His head will be exposed. His chin will be exposed. And his arm will not move fast or with any power. He will be a one armed aging boxer.

Mayweather won’t be able to control the action. He won’t, as has been suggested on this site, be able to force Canelo to fight for three minutes per round. And make no mistake about it Floyd Mayweather will be filled with the fear of God, no, make that the fear of Canelo Alvarez, and his self confidence will exit the ring right along with his shoulder and left arm.

It will take the Mexican about six rounds to implement this plan and open the weak Mayweather chin. By round 8, Canelo will score a thrilling knockout which I will watch over and over again until Canelo crushes his next opponent.

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