Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) on day #3 of his fight camp to get ready for his September 14th fight against WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Some of the things that Mayweather is going to be dealing with in camp is battling sparring partners with a weight advantage over him the way that Canelo will have on September 14th, and facing guys that like to throw a lot of body shots and fight in spurts instead of consistently.
Mayweather Jr. has a big advantage in the skills department in this fight, and the only thing he really needs to worry about is how to deal with someone that is potentially 20 pounds heavier than him in 22-year-old Canelo. The red-haired Mexican fighter reportedly started his training camp at 165 lbs. recently, but that doesn’t mean that Canelo is going down in weight during training camp. He’s already at his fighting weight, and he could go up in weight rather than down if he puts on muscle during the camp.
Canelo is going to have to figure out how to fight harder than just one minute of every round like he did last fight, because he can’t count on their being three judges that will give him a lot rounds if he’s getting outworked like he was against Austin Trout.
Those judges scored rounds for Canelo that arguably could have gone the other way in pretty much every round except for the 7th where he knocked Trout down. Even in that round, you can almost call it an even round because Trout dominated Canelo before the knockdown and then dominated him after the knockdown. To me, that’s an even round.
Mayweather Jr. is going to be working on his footwork and speed to make sure he doesn’t stand in front of Canelo like his other smaller opponents have done. Canelo does well against guys that come to him to let him use his weight and power advantage. Trout had to come to him last April after the judges scores were revealed due to the open scoring, but Mayweather won’t do that there won’t be open scoring like there was at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas for Canelo’s last fight.