Mayweather vs. Canelo fight epilogue this Wednesday on Showtime
It’ll be interesting because Showtime will go into the locker rooms of the two fighters, and fans will get to see the elation on Mayweather’s side and the bitter disappointment from Canelo after his defeat.
Before this fight, Canelo had never tasted defeat before; although you can make a pretty good argument that he deserved a loss or a draw in his fight against Austin Trout last April.
Golden Boy Promotions did a good job of hyping the Mayweather-Canelo fight and selling it as a competitive fight to the boxing public, but unfortunately for fans it turned out to be as one-sided as Mayweather’s wins over Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, Ricky Hatton and Juan Manuel Marquez.
In some ways, Mayweather-Canelo was even more one-sided than Mayweather’s win over Ricky Hatton, because that fight was at least was competitive for a while until the referee working the fight started breaking up the action on the inside. That really hurt Hatton’s chances of winning the fight, and things went downhill for the red-haired Hatton from that point onward.
Canelo wasn’t competitive at all with Mayweather, and he didn’t have the inside fighting ability that Hatton showed in the Mayweather bout back in 2007. In fairness to Canelo, Hatton was a much more experienced and accomplished fighter at the time he fought Mayweather compared to Canelo.
Golden Boy is hoping that the Mayweather-Canelo fight will break the all-time pay-per-view record of 2.4 million PPV buys. Whether it does or doesn’t matter little as far as the fans go. The thing the fans will focus on is that the fight was one-sided, and that Canelo was built up to be better than he actually was.
Golden Boy needs to do a better job of making sure that their heavily hyped fighters have some the experience behind them before putting them in with the likes of Mayweather, because Canelo had mostly faced fighters that were past their best, too small, or never were very good to begin with before facing Mayweather.