Will Canelo Alvarez be “The One” to finally defeat Floyd Mayweather?

canelo00LAS VEGAS (September 3, 2013) – If Canelo Alvarez is awestruck by the prospect of trying to do something that no one else has done – defeat pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather – he doesn’t show it.

Canelo maintained the same cool, calm expression throughout a nine-city press tour to promote “THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo” – the highly anticipated, super welterweight world championship pay-per-view showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 14. It was the look of a man who is never hurried and never worried. All business.

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Floyd Mayweather, Saul Alvarez and the double standards of the boxing industry

009MayweatherandCaneloIMG_0090Fight night is approaching, the tension in both camps is building up and the masks are falling. It’s time for mind games and a little psychological warfare. It will probably be a close fight most of the time and the judges scoring the points will be the main factor. This time Floyd may not benefit from the politics if it comes to that. So far he has been greatly privileged as far as point scoring is concerned. The best example of that would be his first fight with Jose Luis Castillo when Mayweather won by UD but was out landed 176:66 in the power punch department and 203:157 in total punches. Boxing isn’t about counting punches (tell that to Castillo) but when one of the boxers out-lands his opponent almost 3 to 1, questions and doubt will linger the outcome forever. Floyd was the beneficiary of a “political” decision when he was a rising prospect loaded with expectations.

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Left-Hook Lounge Mailbag: Mayweather/Canelo “All Access” Ep.2, Garcia/Matthysse, & Canelo Weight: Penalty or Remedy?

MayweatherWorkout__StephanieTrapp_KR6A3391Kerri I. (Cincinnati, OH): Last week, you pointed out a few things from the first episode of Mayweather/Canelo “ALL ACCESS” that you felt gave insight on how the bout may end. What did you take from this weeks Episode 2?

Vivek W. (ESB): I’ve watched the initial two installments of “All Access” probably 6 or 7 times now. There were certain things that stood out in the first episode. But in this second episode there was one piece that continued to resonate with me well after it finished each time…..almost as a prelude of what’s surely destined to come. In a funny irony, leading into the Mayweather vs Ortiz showdown, I remember stating that of all the things I heard Mayweather say, the words “If you make a mistake, you have to pay” rang loud and clear, more so than any others. On fight night, it was those very words that embodied the final storyline and all subsequent headlines that went to press the next morning all over the globe!

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Mayweather calls Canelo “Chucky” and “Carrot top”

canelo333Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) seemed to get confused about the name of his opponent Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) during ALL ACCESS Mayweather vs. Canelo episode 2, saying “I’m fighting Dennis the Menace, I mean, Carrot top, I mean, Chucky.”

Mayweather also spoke on the weak opposition that Canelo has been matched up against by his promoters at Golden Boy in saying “I’ve faced real opponents. It’s not his [Canelo] fault. His job was to beat anyone that they put in front of him. When I think of my career and Canelo’s career, tell me 10 you have beat out of 42 fights; just 10. I have more than 20.”

Mayweather Jr. does have a point in commenting on Canelo’s weak resume. The red-haired Mexican fighter has had essentially the same amount of fights as Mayweather, yet Canelo’s opposition has been much weaker. Canelo’s has faced the likes of Carlos Baldomir, Lovemore N’Dou, Kermit Cintron, Ryan Rhodes, Shane Mosley, Alfonso Gomez, Austin Trout, Matthew Hatton, and a lot of fighters that fans have never even heard of.

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Canelo brags about how his sparring partners can’t keep up

canelo444It was kind of sad to see WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) reduced to bragging about dominating unknown sparring partners on SHOWTIME’S ALL ACCESS Mayweather vs. Canelo. Instead of realizing that he’s sparring guys that are not even remotely as good as Maywether, Canelo chose to pat himself on the back by pointing out that some of his sparring partners are unable to handle the punishment they’re taking in training camp with him.

Canelo said “It’s the word. It’s the work. It’s the way that we train. They can’t keep up. They can’t keep up with the work. They get hurt, and that’s why they leave.”

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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