Mayweather Sr: Canelo is No. 45
(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME) By Dan Ambrose: Floyd Mayweather Sr. sees WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) as little more than the 45th victim for Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) as he puts another notch on his belt. Mayweather Sr. doesn’t see anything in the 23-year-old Mexican fighter that causes him to worry about his son losing to him.
Indeed, Mayweather Sr. feels this is going to be a very easy fight for Mayweather Jr., because they’ve seen something in Canelo’s fighting style that they feel they can exploit. It could be they noticed that Canelo can’t throw more than a few punches without stopping and needing rest breaks to catch his breath.
When you have a fighter that has chronic stamina problems, it puts them into situations where they’re at a huge disadvantage. Canelo dodged a bullet against Austin Trout due to the open scoring that the World Boxing Council had for that fight. That same fight would have likely seen Canelo getting beat had it not been for the open scoring, which allowed Canelo to take plenty of rest breaks after the bizarre scores were announced by the judges after the 4th and 8th rounds.
Mayweather Sr. said to esnewsreporting.com “They’re [Team Canelo] not confident. They know damn well that there’s been 44 folks that stood up, and 44 folks that went down. He’s [Canelo] just 45, that’s all. He’s just a number. Most of you know what’s going to happen.”
This is going to be a one-way victory for Mayweather. There won’t be open scoring, the fight won’t be in Texas, and Canelo doesn’t have much of a chance of winning this fight unless he can knock Mayweather Jr. out. I don’t see that happening. Canelo is too slow, and he’ll likely be sluggish from having rehydrated by putting on 18-20 pounds of water weight in the 24 hours before the fight.
I dare anyone to try dehydrating for 1 week to lose 18-20 pounds of water weight, and then put the water weight back on in 24 hour to try and athletic event that they’re normally good at. Believe, you’re going to feel terrible, like you stayed up night long doing an all-nighter. Canelo is going to be looking sluggish like he always does, and that’s going to cause him to lose big time in this fight.
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