After months of preparation, and all the hype, Mayweather vs. Canelo will prove again why the sport of boxing is ready for a comeback.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez prepares to fight one of his biggest fights of his career. Floyd Mayweather Jr. faces one of his biggest challenges of his career. What will this fight come down to?
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a “strategist”. Many fighters go up against Floyd and expect the excellent defensive skills, but none have solved Floyd's equation. Floyd uses the ring like an artist uses his paintbrush. Floyd shows his "mastery" and "control" of the ring unlike many fighters in the sport today.
Floyd's strategy has always been to come out against his opponent and stay on the outside and break down his opponent. Canelo is a young fighter, and like any fighter who wants to beat Mayweather, Canelo and his ability to control his frustration when he goes against Mayweather’s elusiveness will be big.
In many of Floyd's past fights, the 5th and 6th rounds are critical. Many times, Floyd's opponents are tired and just swinging, trying to connect.
Canelo needs to approach this fight differently. Canelo needs to make sure that he does not fall in the trap of allowing Mayweather to lure him in. Canelo needs to stay in the middle of the ring, and make Mayweather come fight him. Many of Floyd's opponents forget that Floyd is one of the best counter-punchers in the sport.
Canelo needs to be well-conditioned. Although Floyd is a lot older, Floyd's training regimen in uncomparable. Canelo must try to stay out of the way of Mayweather’s punches, and counter Mayweather’s punches with power.
This fight serves as Canelo’s biggest fight on the world stage. Floyd Mayweather Jr. relishes these moments in his career. Floyd is unbeaten, and Canelo wants to end that streak and make a name for himself in the sport.
Floyd Mayweather Jr's career is coming to an end. It can be argued that he is one of this generation’s best boxers of all time.
The real question remains is whether or not Canelo will just be another fighter to Mayweather Jr. , or the fighter that finally beats him?