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Old 05-30-2013, 08:08 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Well its a official, Mayweather and Alvarez will be fighting on Sept 14 at a catchweight of 152. Perhaps because of the low PPV numbers against Robert Guerrero, Mayweather decided to step up his game and make a fight people actually wanted to see.

I'm glad Mayweather it is fighting at a catchweight and not the ridiculous 147 that Mayweather was proposing.

Either way, I think Mayweather wins because of his superior boxing ability. Saul Alvarez still has some room to grow at just 22 years old but I think it will make an exciting fight nonetheless.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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Well its a official, Mayweather and Alvarez will be fighting on Sept 14 at a catchweight of 152. Perhaps because of the low PPV numbers against Robert Guerrero, Mayweather decided to step up his game and make a fight people actually wanted to see.

I'm glad Mayweather it is fighting at a catchweight and not the ridiculous 147 that Mayweather was proposing.

Either way, I think Mayweather wins because of his superior boxing ability. Saul Alvarez still has some room to grow at just 22 years old but I think it will make an exciting fight nonetheless.
Absolutely..This will be a spectacular fight.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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This is win/win for Canelo. If he gets the victory that will totally skyrocket him to the top. If he loses, he still has a long future in front of him (hes only 22!).

I see Mayweather has better defense, speed, height and reach advantage, better resume, etc. Canelo has more power and weight advantage.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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Should be fun watching Pretty Boy school this kid...
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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Mayweather is finally fighting someone that is not over the hill and this guy might challenge him. I still don't think Canelo is the guy to beat him but at least Canelo is a step in the right direction. By the way, Canelo is known for a weak schedule until he fought Trout.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:32 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Should be fun watching Pretty Boy school this kid...
I agree. Although this is some of the biggest competition Mayweather has fought in some time, I saw Canelo against Trout and he clearly had issues with defensive fighters.

Alvarez has a hell of punch though. Mayweather came very close to getting dropped against an older Shane Mosley. He better not get cocky or he'll find himself on the wrong end of the canvas.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:58 PM
 
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This is a good fight. There could be some issues with the fight being at a catchweight of 152 lbs, considering Alvarez is a very big 154 lb fighter, but if he says he can make it, he should be able to make the weight and fight comfortably.

I'm not sure how this fight will play out because I'm not sure how Alvarez will approach Mayweather. He may try to make him lead like he did Trout, but Mayweather, while smaller than Trout, is more skilled and accurate with his punches.

Honestly, I don't think Mayweather will chase Alvarez around the ring like Trout did because he won't give into the pressure of the crowd, and would likely box his way to victory by fighting cautiously and rarely throwing more than 1 or 2 punches.

I don't think Alvarez can beat Mayweather in this sort of match, but it would definitely benefit him to switch from being a boxer puncher, to coming forward and attacking Mayweather's body.

I'm not sure why either fighter committed to this fight. It doesn't make much sense from a financial perspective because both of them can make money without fighting one another. If Alvarez is truly not ready for Mayweather, which he may not be, and losing in embarrassing, one sided fashion, he may not have the confidence to have a prosperous career in the future.

However, if Alvarez manages to beat Mayweather in dramatic fashion, he could easily set up a rematch or challenge guys like Alvarado who are huge for 140 lbs and the Angulo vs Lara winner, which I think will surpisingly be Angulo.

Anyway, I don't think Alvarez is ready for Mayweather and I see Mayweather winning a competitive, but clear decision.

The only guy in my opinion that can hang with Mayweather is Pacquaio. Only Pacquaio has the speed, power, and explosiveness to land on Mayweather...if Manny is the same fighter he was before the KO.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:48 AM
 
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This rookie should've stayed in the shallow end for a couple more years.

He'll drown against Pretty Boy.


Guerrero was a nice little tune-up for PB.

He'll be ready to deliver a peak performance in Sept.


By the way, Pacquiao was NEVER in PB's league, in my opinion...
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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So much for Mayweather's criticism of fighting at catch weights...

Regardless, it's about time Floyd got his vagina out of his arse and stepped up to fight a dangerous opponent. I think his PR team is pressuring him to fight someone who isn't old, damaged goods, or smaller for a change.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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So much for Mayweather's criticism of fighting at catch weights...
Manny, the catch weight king, can do it all the time and still get mad props from his fanbois, so why not?

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