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Mayweather vs. Canelo

De La Hoya: Canelo won’t be flat-footed against Mayweather

AlvarezWorkout4Mayweather_Hoganphotos7(Hogan Photos) Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions doesn’t think WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) will have problems with his conditioning for his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) on September 14th.

De La Hoya says that Canelo has a nutritionist and that he’s worked on his conditioning to avoid running out of gas like he did in his fights against Shane Mosley, Matthew Hatton and most recently against Austin Trout.

De La Hoya also says that Canelo won’t be the flat-footed fighter that we’ve seen throughout his career, and that he’ll be lighter on his feet. Continue reading

Mayweather vs. Canelo ALL ACCESS episode 2 tonight on SHOWTIME

MayweatherWorkout__StephanieTrapp_KR6A3624(Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime) Episode 2 of Mayweathr vs. Canelo ALL ACCESS will be aired on SHOWTIME tonight at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT for boxing fans to tune in check out the two fighters as they go about their paces to get ready for what they hope will be a record-breaking pay-per-view card on September 14th on SHOWTIME from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Episode 1 of Mayweather-Canelo was a disappointment as far as viewing numbers go with it drawing only 225,000 viewers, and those are pretty dreadful numbers.

Tonight’s viewing will need to do better for the Mayweather-Canelo fight to have any chance at all to break the PPV record of 2.4 million buys set by Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya in 2007. Continue reading

Reynoso thinks Canelo’s hand speed will give Mayweather problems

AlvarezWorkout4Mayweather_Hoganphotos2(Hogan Photos) WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) isn’t really known for having super-fast hands. Instead of having quick hands, Canelo is more known for being big for the junior middleweight division, his good power, and for his counter punching.

For this season it seems a little peculiar that Canelo’s trainer Chepo Reynoso is pointing towards Canelo’s hand speed as being a huge factor for him beating Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) next month on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Reynoso said to RingTV “Mayweather is expecting the bull, but he’s not going to see him…when Mayweather gets in against Canelo it’s going to show that he’s also got speed, Canelo is going to be a ghost to him.” Continue reading

Canelo’s chance to win is why Floyd ducks Pacquiao

canelo66Aside from his brilliance to handpick toys, Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s ability to score points and beat his opponents lies in the “invincibility” of his defense. This is ax and stealth for him. And this is why he looks unstoppable in boxing.

Unlike Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather can’t be caught with a “lucky” punch because Mayweather is into “politics.” Floyd is focused and knows what he’s doing. He belongs to the sport as a Money man “Ninja Turtle.” He is master at protecting his head in ring fights and has the natural talent to elude being hit such that no other boxers both past and present can equal his prowess in that aspect, so it seems.

Though, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and his strategists need not complicate the matter for themselves in preparation for “The One” bout. Bombard Mayweather with unrelenting torpedo combinations and Mayweather will be captured open to succumb and fall. Continue reading

Floyd Mayweather Quotes, Photos and Training Video – Mayweather/Alvarez

MayweatherWorkout4Alvarez_Hoganphotos6Seventeen days before the record-breaking “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO” mega-event on Saturday, Sept. 14, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., live on SHOWTIME PPV®,, boxing superstar Floyd “Money” Mayweather hosted the biggest Media Day of his career Wednesday at The Mayweather Boxing Club.

Hordes of media from around the world crammed into the upscale gym in Las Vegas to watch the Eight-Time and Five-Division World Champion (44-0, 26 KO’s) as he continued to prepare for his long-awaited showdown against WBC, WBA & Ring Magazine Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) during Mexican Independence Day Weekend. Continue reading

Mayweather/Canelo: Calling Out Leonard Ellerbe: A Response To A Questionable Response

After watching the video in the ESB article entitled, “Team Mayweather Calls Canelo’s Management Inept In Episode 2 of ALL ACCESS,” by ShowTime Boxing, published August 29, 2013, I knew I had to respond—out loud—to what I believe, are misleading comments that Leonard Ellerbe made about Team Alvarez and how the 152 lb. catchweight limit was arrived at for this fight. My biggest issue with what Ellerbe said is that he didn’t tell the whole story. He just modified it to suit Team Mayweather’s needs. So, I’m calling you out, Leonard Ellerbe. Continue reading

Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez – a technical comparison and forecast

Mayweather and Canelo faceoffThe two candidates for “The One” on Sept. 14 are the most discussed boxers at present. A technical review of some key points in their game could shift the focus away from weight loss and diet speculations, emotionally biased pro and cons with utter disrespect for one and idolizing praise for the other. Both boxers deserve respect prior to the fight and I hope both will be worthy of it after September 14.

Boxing is not an exact science and it does not “compute” well. The sweet science has very little to do with a single science at all. Game plans very often last until the first sub-concussive blow and strategies sometimes turn out to be wishful thinking. However there is a system of fundamental skills (the basics) and it will be my basis for my technical comparison. Continue reading

Team Mayweather Calls Canelo’s Management Inept In Episode 2 of ALL ACCESS

Episode 2 of the Four-Part Series “ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo” Premieres on SHOWTIME® This Saturday, Aug. 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

“His management is inept…they put him at a disadvantage. Come September 14, Canelo’s got a problem.” – Leonard Ellerbe, CEO Mayweather Promotions

On the next episode of “ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Canelo”, things are heating up in the final weeks before THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo, Saturday, Sept. 14, at MGM Grand Garden Arena, live on pay-per-view.

Watch this clip as Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe sets the record straight on the contracted catch weight of 152 pounds for the impending marquee matchup. Ellerbe takes it a step further and reveals how Team Mayweather’s thus far unbeatable strategy begins in the boardroom, long before the pound-for-pound champ even hits the gym. Catch all the drama as it unfolds on the next episode… premieres Saturday, Aug. 31 at 10p ET/PT on SHOWTIME

Saul Canelo Alvarez Media Day Workout Quotes / Photos

canelo22BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (Aug. 28, 2013) – Dozens of TV camera crews, newspaper reporters, photographers, online boxing media and bloggers made the 100-plus mile trek up the mountain to Big Bear Lake from the Los Angeles area on Tuesday to catch their final glimpse of WBC, WBA & Ring Magazine Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) before he travels to Las Vegas for his mega-showdown with undefeated Eight-Time and Five-Division World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (44-0, 26 KO’s) as they headline “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO’’ fight card on Saturday, Sept. 14, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., live on SHOWTIME PPV®.

During his two-hour media workout at Shane Mosley’s jam-packed home gym, that was streamed live on YouTube, UStream, sports.sho.com/live, http://www.goldenboypromotions.com, and http://www.mayweatherpromotions.com, the super welterweight world champion did countless interviews, some in groups and others in one-on-ones. He also hit the heavy bag, sparred several rounds with weighted gloves and did calisthenics as 50’s doo-wop and early 60’s music blared in the background. Continue reading

Livestream: Floyd Mayweather & Canelo Alvarez Media Workouts

CANELO: Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET/12:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PT
MAYWEATHER: Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET / 3:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PT

SHOWTIME Sports will offer live streams of Canelo Alvarez and Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s media workouts on Tuesday, Aug. 27 and Wednesday, Aug. 28 respectively as they prepare for the Saturday, September 14 blockbuster event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME PPV®. Continue reading