How Mayweather beats Alvarez easily
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Babatis Banda: There was an article here that talked about how WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) beats Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s). The Author goes on to say, he has watched Alvarez fights over and over. He also claims he can’t watch Mayweather’s fights more than once as they are boring. What the author does not realize is that, he simply prefers Alvarez to Mayweather and that his personal preference is not a measure of reality. The best he can do is to give analytical reasons why Canelo beats Money.
I will admit that I have watched Mayweather’s fights over and over. I am actually a collector of great fights, I usually sit down to analyze and see what makes some fighters tick. Other than watch only Mayweather’s fights, I also watch a lot more from way back as I have plenty of action in my vault. The reasons Mayweather beats Alvarez are simple and here they are.
Alvarez has 42 fights in his bag alright, but you will have to see against who it has been with. Mayweather has 44 and despite the sadistic rhetoric that he carefully picks his foe, usually people will fail to give who he should have fought and why. When they do, you realize they speak from a point of deliberate misinformation. In short and from an informed mind, and from pure understanding of the sport, Floyd has fought the more difficult fights from brawlers, power punchers and slick and fast boxers. Floyd has fought Champions and his reign over the years gives him the experience and the maturity to beat Canelo.
Canelo brings power and size to the table. The problem is that Mayweather realizes how big Canelo might turn out on fight night and he may even use that against Canelo. Floyd is so intelligent, he will simply use foot-work and angles to smoother Canelo’s power punches, and he has done that for years. It is amazing how Mayweather always subdues his foe by disarming them and he is good at that. I know the hope here….what if Canelo lands the punches? Well again Floyd is all thinking, he can easily figure out how to adapt, and besides he has a strong chin. If it happens that Floyd hits the deck for the very first time, expect him to get up and change gears. I don’t see Canelo changing any gears, he is always in the last gear, and Mayweather can go into over-drive.
It is not even difficult to see how Mayweather beats Canelo. Speed, good footwork, angles and that will be a frustrating night for Canelo. Canelo will not be able to cut the ring, he chases and not cut the ring and is simply flat footed. Alvarez is going to be punting off his own weight. After this fight, like every other fight of Mayweather’s, critics will be at it again….how Floyd ran through-out the fight, how boring he was and how he was just pot-shooting Canelo instead of a toe to toe battle. Those are the most foolish excuses and I wonder how some people are not shameful at all. They always end up like Guerrero’s dad after the fight, a big clown.
In short, there is no rocket science about how Mayweather beats Canelo, pure craft will do. We can argue, but that is fine it makes the whole scenario exciting. I would have said Canelo stands no chance, however, Canelo is also a man and I will respect him for that and instead I will say, Canelo stands a remote chance of beating Mayweather and millions of his fans are betting on that. Good luck Canelo and good luck to all that will put their money on the young worrier. Good luck to Pacquiao fans too…..I know you would love to see Floyd’s first loss.
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