Mayweather: Cotto is a better fighter than Canelo

Floyd Mayweather(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) has been holding back on his thoughts about his September 14th opponent WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s), but Mayweather has taken the gloves off after the trash talking that started in Los Angeles in their last city of their press tour. Mayweather says he thinks Miguel Cotto is a superior fighter than the 22-year-old Canelo.

Mayweather said to ESPN “I think Miguel Cotto was a stronger fighter, he was a tougher fighter, and I think a better fighter.”

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Floyd may struggle vs. Canelo; Pacquiao can handle Rios

Canelo answering media questions(Photo credit: Esther Lin) Despite the emergence of a Gennady Golovkin, what’s something special about the famous boxing “duo” which we can’t find in other boxers of this generation, so much so that the sport would seem to dim and weaken if they retire?

What is in Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao that keeps the sport “buzzing and oozing” notwithstanding the former’s disdained, manipulated “unbeaten” record and the latter’s recent heart-breaking “defeats”?

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Mayweather-Canelo reasonably priced at $65 to $75 on PPV

Canelo autographing(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) Golden Boy Promotions has decided to price the upcoming September 14th fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and their fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at $65 for standard definition and $75 for high definition pay per view. This is good news. Golden Boy could have gotten really greedy and priced the fight into the $70s for standard definition and boxing fans likely would have purchased the fight in just as high numbers as they will for the $65 fight card.

The recent tour by Mayweather and Canelo will no doubt make the Mayweather-Canelo fight a lot bigger, as will the All Access episodes that will be televised by Showtime. Whether the fight will break the all-time PPV buys record set by Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 is another matter altogether.

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Schaefer: Canelo’s win over Trout took him to a new level

Canelo arrives(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer thinks WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s 12 round unanimous decision win over former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout last April established the 22-year-old Canelo as a fighter that is for a real.

Schaefer thinks the popularity that the red-haired Mexican fighter now has will possibly catapult him and Floyd Mayweather Jr. into breaking the 6-year pay per view record of 2.4 million buys set by Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya in 2007.

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“THE ONE: Mayweather vs. Canelo” Media Tour — Tuesday Trash Talk In L.A.

Floyd shadowboxing onstage(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) LOS ANGELES (July 3, 2013) – “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO” press tour came to a spectacular conclusion Tuesday night before 10,000 energetic and enthusiastic fans at Nokia Plaza at L.A. LIVE.

Tempers didn’t exactly flare between Floyd Mayweather, Canelo Alvarez and their camps during the lively festivities that included loud music, a mariachi band and colorful streamers shot into the air, but, for the first time during the enormously successful nine-day, 10-city tour, the respective teams were less than completely complimentary of each other on stage.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Ponders Commentating For Boxing After Retirement

009MayweatherandCaneloIMG_0090(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) When it comes to hype talking and entertaining the public with words, there aren’t too many virtuosos out there. One boxer who never ceases to impress with this knowledge of boxing and the ability to out-talk and outwit any other, is Bernard Hopkins. Every knows that a press conference involving Hopkins is worth tuning in to.

But aside from Bernard, there is another boxing superstar who has the natural ability to successfully argue and discuss: Floyd Mayweather Jr. He displays charisma and enthusiasm whenever he is either interviewed or is standing at a podium, and is most certainly a very clever and quick thinker.

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Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez to provide July 4th fireworks during a five hour classics marathon on Fox Deportes

Canelo and Mayweather(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) LOS ANGELES, July 3 – This Fourth of July, the biggest fireworks show will be on your television set, when FOX Deportes presents a special marathon of Golden Boy Classics featuring the combatants in the biggest fight of 2013…Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez who square off in “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO” on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME PPV®.

At 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT, FOX Deportes will rebroadcast the final episode of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Guerrero and the action will continue throughout the evening with five hard-hitting matchups featuring Mayweather and Canelo.

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Canelo will have to neutralize Mayweather’s speed to win

Canelo(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) If the inexperienced WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo’ Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) is to have any chance of winning on September 14th in his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s), Canelo is going to have to find a way to neutralize Mayweather’s huge speed advantage over him. Without doing that, Canelo doesn’t have prayer in this fight.

Mayweather is a lot faster than Canelo’s last opponent Austin Trout, and Canelo had problems with Trout’s speed and defense. That fight was very, very close and you ignore the judging for that fight, because those scores didn’t reflect what happened in the ring.

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr: 200 million ring circus

Mayweather with fan(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Marc Livitz: There are numerous individuals in this world who seem to have nothing better to do than to willingly succumb to society’s temptations and the desire to have the best of everything. The clearer and clearer an obvious illusion becomes, the more some are clamoring to obtain whatever is necessary to feed their materialistic fetish.

There are of course others who are just as quick to call a trough a trough. Many of us perhaps have seen the financial figures for the most successful movies of all time and how their respective totals look once they are adjusted for inflation.

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De La Hoya: Canelo is on his way to becoming great

Canelo arrives(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) Without a knockdown and some very generous scoring for his last fight, WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) would have ended up losing his last fight to Austin Trout last April in San Antonio, Texas in their open scoring fight. As it was, Canelo won a fight that looked to be more of a draw than a victory in the minds of a lot boxing fans.

Don’t tell that to Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya, because he feels Canelo is on his way to achieving greatness in his career.

De La Hoya said to the press today “With the help of the people surrounding him, Canelo is on his way to becoming great.”

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