Weights: Mayweather vs. Canelo & Matthysse vs. Garcia

004MayweathervsCaneloIMG_6692Photos by E. Lin and Tom Casino / Showtime — Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) looked like a winner already today in Friday’s big weigh-in for his bout with WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) on Saturday night on Showtime pay-per-view in Las Vegas, Nevada. Standing in front of a huge 12,200 crowd at the MGM Grand, Mayweather weighed in at 150.5 lbs. to come in at 1.5 pounds under the 152 lb. catch-weight limit.

Canelo looked really thin in weighing in at 152 lbs. Canelo immediately sat down when he first came out, and it almost looked like he was too weak to stand. I thought to myself that maybe the huge amount of water weight that Canelo had taken off had left him so weak that he needed to sit down. It was kind of sad to see because in that moment I realized that Canelo doesn’;t have a chance in a million to win this fight. Canelo is just going to be another Mayweather victim, and suspect he won’t even do as good as Mayweather’s last two opponents Robert Guerrero and Miguel Cotto.

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Mayweather vs. Canelo: “He Did What??”

MayweatherWorkout4Alvarez_Hoganphotos3It’s likely happened to one or more of us at some point.

You’ve made your purchase and you’re already within steps of your car. Suddenly….you are hit with an epiphany which is just as brutally effective as Floyd’s lead right. You then realize that it’s too late. All purchases are final. You can’t instigate a return and you can’t hit the back button. It’s yours or at the very least, it has your name on it.

Saturday night’s boxing buffet was coined “The One”. We’ll see unified super welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez face undefeated eight-time, five-division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Nice. The MGM Grand Garden Arena will open from end to end for the weigh in alone. When it’s in the bag, Floyd will likely tell us that he’s focused, hungry and beyond ready. That’s livable. Will he still claim it’s all part of the “Mayweather Experience”?

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Mayweather-Alvarez: Could “The One” End In A Draw?

Mayweather and CaneloMost experts are agreed: tomorrow night’s Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez fight will go the distance and Mayweather will win. But could “The One” wind up being a draw? Of course it COULD, but will it?

Gabriel Montoya started the ball rolling with suggestions that the hugely hyped fight could end in a draw (adding that a draw could well be worth a bet) and quite recently, there has indeed been talk of big money being placed on the draw, this action sending the odds tumbling down to something like 10/1. Golden Boy legend Bernard Hopkins has also gone on record as stating how a draw would not surprise him.

Maybe.

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Mayweather vs. Canelo: The numbers game

Mayweather and CaneloThe boxing business like all industries is about the numbers. All week we have heard a lot of numbers thrown around from everyone involved in the promotion for this super fight.

Numbers for the record breaking gate and closed circuit tickets sold. The number of screens the fight will be broadcasting in theatre’s nationwide. 44-0 vs. 42-0. And of course the holy grail for boxing being 2.5 million buys generating over 130 million dollars in revenue off the PPV alone.

When all the dust clears numbers may be the only topic that boxing fans and media members will have to breakdown with detail surrounding this event.

Well that and the super fight amongst avid followers of the sport Garcia vs. Matthysse, which should be enough of a bang to feel like your bucks were well spent.

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Questions that will be answered after “The One”

“The One” PPV boxing card on September 14 headlined by Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez has people asking a lot of questions about the fighters involved. People question Canelo’s level of ability, Danny Garcia’s chin, if Ishe Smith can handle a tough Carlos Molina and all the questions may answered during card but, maybe not. However, there are questions that will be answered regardless of the how the fights play out.

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Mayweather: Canelo’s 42-0, but he hasn’t faced 42 Floyd Mayweathers

Mayweather and Canelo(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) isn’t shy about voicing his opinions about his opponent WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) having a resume filled with pretty much all fluff opponents with the exception of Austin Trout.

Mayweather Jr. thinks Canelo wouldn’t have won one fight if all of his previous bouts had been against him instead of guys like Alfonso Gomez, Kermit Cintron and Matthew Hatton.

Mayweather said “He’s [Canelo] 42-0, but he hasn’t faced 42 Floyd Mayweathers because he’d be 0-42. I’m at the pinnacle. I’m the face of boxing and I’m dedicated to my craft.”

I think Mayweather Jr. may be right. It’s difficult to picture Canelo winning one fight if all of his fights were against Mayweather. There definitely is a lot of weak opposition that Golden Boy Promotions has matched Canelo up against for some reason.

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More Mayweather – Alvarez Predictions

‘The One’ is almost upon us.

This Saturday at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, wise old master and the world’s greatest fighter Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather collides with Mexico’s feisty young and undefeated challenger Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in a match-up poised to shatter all box-office records. In addition to unifying the WBC and WBA Super World Light-middleweight titles, the mouth watering spat will also establish bragging rights as to who is the sport’s leading pound-for-pound operator.

Watch the whole show – headlined by Mayweather-Alvarez and also featuring the WBA/WBC World Light-Welterweight shootout between Danny Garcia and Lucas Matthysse plus IBF World Light-Middleweight king Ishe Smith defending against Carlos Molina – live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation, the Channel of Champions, from 1.30am Sunday morning on Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch.546. Join at www.boxnation.com

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Fighters, Champions and Scribes Make Their “THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo” Predictions

Mayweather and Canelo(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) LAS VEGAS (Sept. 11, 2013) – Former world champions, current fighters and members of the boxing press have weighed in on who they believe will win “THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo” this Saturday, Sept. 14 live on SHOWTIME PPV® from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

So who is going to triumph? Most experts expect a tough, close fight while giving Mayweather the edge, but it is safe to say that when it comes to these two boxing superstars, anything can happen in that ring on Saturday night.

Here’s how the media and boxers, past and current see “The ONE”:

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