Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) is slated to scrap the 36-year-old Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) at a catchweight of 152 pounds on September 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“I’m preparing myself to win,” said Alvarez, 23, who tipped the scales at a somewhat alarming 166.8 pounds at last month’s mandatory 30-day weigh-in. “I have a certain game plan. I’m not going to look for the knockout, but if it comes, it comes. I’ve got my game plan and I’m going to follow it. I don’t like to predict anything. The only thing I’m going to predict is that I’m going to win the fight.”
A fierce redhead steamrolling toward greatness, Alvarez most recently vacated the squared circle on April 20 after outscoring Austin Trout to unify the WBC and WBA super world light middleweight titles.
Displaying dazzling head movement, Alvarez landed thunderous blows throughout the 36 minute affair and floored Trout (26-1, 14 KOs) with a powerful straight punch to the kisser early in the seventh round.
Conversely, in an utterly brilliant showing, Mayweather earned a unanimous decision triumph over an outclassed Robert Guerrero on May 4.
Defeating Miguel Cotto to acquire the WBA (Super) & WBC Diamond light middleweight crowns in May 2012, Mayweather is a five-division, eight-belt capturer and one of the premier performers in the annals of pugilism.
A defensive virtuoso defying Father Time with an incredible work ethic, the reigning pound-for-pound king should adapt to Alvarez’s bruising techniques and seize control of the bout.