Mayweatherlifestyle@Mayweather vs Canelo live streaming boxing fight[14.09.2013]

The Mayweather camp is confident that the weight won't matter on September 14, and that in fact Canelo Alvarez's management team put him at a disadvantage with the suggestion of a catchweight.

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"The fight is at 152, but it's really not the weight. It's about the skills. And I feel that, you know, I'm a skillful fighter. When it's all said and done, skills pays the bills."

Leonard Ellerbe

"His management put out something on BoxingScene that they would be willing to fight at a catchweight. Now because his management is inept, we take advantage of those kind of things. Why would we go in a different direction? They suggested it, why would we say no and do something different? They put him at a disadvantage. His management did. It wasn't that Floyd Mayweather asked for a catchweight, because absolutely, that did not happen. So I wanna be clear on the record for that. Floyd would have fought him regardless, but his management put that out there. So if you have an idiot manager, that's what it is."

"Canelo, he's an excellent young fighter. He's in over his head. He's in over his head. Come September 14, Canelo got a problem.

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Former heavyweight champ believes the young underdog has a chance to pull the upset on September 14 against the sport's king.

Canelo Alvarez is without question the big underdog against Floyd Mayweather on September 14, but former world heavyweight champion George Foreman does see a chance for the young Mexican superstar to pull the upset, and says he'll have to pace himself and rely on his power. Here's what George told ATG Radio:

"Alvarez, this is his fight to lose. I'll put it to you like this - he's younger, he's a harder puncher, he has a greater future, he has nothing to lose. He can win this fight. Mayweather on the other hand can't hurt anybody. So, the other guy has no chance of being hurt. The only fella that Mayweather ever hurt was his own hand, Mayweather's right hand. He's no danger in hurting Alvarez. Alvarez can punch. If he paces himself, he can knock [Mayweather out] by the ninth round. This is a competitive fight, unheard of - a great fighter with so much potential to take on such an experienced fighter like Mayweather."
I don't disagree that Mayweather (44-0, 26 KO) can't punch much -- maybe can't even punch for beans -- at this stage in his career as a 147/154 pound fighter, and that Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO) is the bigger puncher at the weight (this fight will have a 152-pound catchweight).

Alvarez, 23, has had stamina issues in past fights, though, and the key to Foreman's statement here is really "if he paces himself." It will also help if Alvarez is able to hit Mayweather cleanly more than once or twice, which is a serious issue for most Floyd opponents.


Canelo Alvarez weighed in at 166.8 pounds for the WBC's mandatory 30-day weigh-in. In other words, there's another 15 pounds to go.
With the Floyd Mayweather - Canelo Alvarez mega event only a month away (time has flown, huh?), the WBC held it's mandatory 30-day out weigh-in for the fighters. Naturally, when it comes to the weight, all eyes are on Canelo who will have to shed a pound and a half more than what he was for the Austin Trout fight in order to make the 152 pound catchweight. It will require Alvarez to be at the lowest weight he has been since he faced Matthew Hatton in November of 2011.
Boxing Scene's Miguel Rivera is reporting that Canelo was under the maximum allowed, 169, and weighed in at 166.8. For perspective, this is roughly the same he was when he weighed 166.5 for 30-day weigh-in for the Trout fight. If we do the math (and I hate math, for the record) Canelo needs to drop another 14.8 pounds over the next 30 days. That's about one pound for every two days, on average.
The Boxing Scene article also has a picture of Canelo standing on the scale. He looks pretty thin already, to be honest. But I have never seen him at a 30-day weigh-in before so I can't comment on how he looks compared to other times in that regard. The picture also gives us a great side view of Canelo's junk bulging out of his underwear so there's that too if you just can't wait until the real weigh-in.
Will Canelo make the weight comfortably? Will it have an effect on his performance? Have we already debated this for days on end on here? Are you ready for the fight to just get over with?

Shane Mosley spoke recently with Bernardo Osuna of ESPN Deportes about the upcoming Mayweather-Canelo fight, and gave something of a scouting report. Mosley, who lost to Mayweather in 2010 and to Canelo in 2012, believes that young Alvarez does have a chance to win the fight.

On Canelo's chances at the upset:

"Canelo has a great shot against Floyd. He's gonna do very well. I think Floyd's gonna underestimate some of his speed and power, and his movement and ability to be able to be in the ring with him. I just think it's gonna be a great fight with both guys. Canelo has to watch out that Floyd's very tricky and slick. He can't wait for him to try to wait for that perfect shot. He has to go after him, and he has to press the action and use his youth On what makes Mayweather so special:

"I think what makes (Floyd) tough is his ring generalship. Being in there, it's not that he hits so hard, it's not that he's so fast, because his speed is not like, 'Oh my God, he's so fast,' it's just that he has good leg movement and ring generalship where he knows how to get out of the way and get into the right positions to get out of the way of the shots. So you have to be ready to throw the body shots, throw the right head shots, the hooks and jabs, you have to be willing to hit him on the arms a couple of times, the shoulders. Just do different things. You can't always hit him on the head. I think that's the problem a lot of people Shane Mosley spoke recently with Bernardo Osuna of ESPN Deportes about the upcoming Mayweather-Canelo fight, and gave something of a scouting report. Mosley, who lost to Mayweather in 2010 and to Canelo in 2012, believes that young Alvarez does have a chance to win the fight.

On Canelo's chances at the upset:

"Canelo has a great shot against Floyd. He's gonna do very well. I think Floyd's gonna underestimate some of his speed and power, and his movement and ability to be able to be in the ring with him. I just think it's gonna be a great fight with both guys. Canelo has to watch out that Floyd's very tricky and slick. He can't wait for him to try to wait for that perfect shot. He has to go after him, and he has to press the action and use his youth to his advantage. If he does that, it's gonna be a great fight."

On what makes Mayweather so special:

"I think what makes (Floyd) tough is his ring generalship. Being in there, it's not that he hits so hard, it's not that he's so fast, because his speed is not like, 'Oh my God, he's so fast,' it's just that he has good leg movement and ring generalship where he knows how to get out of the way and get into the right positions to get out of the way of the shots. So you have to be ready to throw the body shots, throw the right head shots, the hooks and jabs, you have to be willing to hit him on the arms a couple of times, the shoulders. Just do different things. You can't always hit him on the head. I think that's the problem a lot of people have."
Roger Mayweather

"Any time you been laid off a long time, basically, when you laid off, you can't adapt as quick as if you wasn't laid off. So Floyd hasn't been laid off, he gonna be able to get off, throw more punches, and be more busy."

(On Floyd's feeling out in the early rounds): "It doesn't matter when you fight and how you fight, you got to find out who the person is with you. It doesn't matter. You don't just go in there and start throwing punches, because you don't never know what's gonna happen. You find out what the guy got, then you use your skills."

(On Floyd returning quicker than normal): "Better for him. It's better for him. Floyd don't get beat up like half these fighters in here. Floyd don't take no punches. That's part of boxing."

(On whether or not Floyd is a more natural 154 pound fighter now): "Floyd ain't even a 47 pounder. He ain't a 47 pounder. He makes 147. But walking around, he walking around at 145. So he ain't really a 47 pounder. He makes the weight, because he don't fear what he's up against."

(On working with his brother): "We don't work together. Who said that? We don't work together. So it doesn't matter. That's my brother and I'm against it, but it's part of boxing."

(On Floyd being more aggressive): "You got to remember one thing, in Floyd's early days, shit, he had more knockouts than anything. As far as now when he's fighting, due to age, you learn to pick up on what the guy does, Floyd throws more punches now. He takes more chances. But that's part of boxing."

(On Canelo's trainer saying they'll stop Floyd in nine): "What did you say?" (question repeats) "I just said, what did you say? I can't hear you. And I sure the fuck can't hear him. What's gonna happen is, the real deal, and he gonna see what time it is. When it's all said and done, then we gonna ask him, what's he gonna do?"

(On Canelo's power and speed): "He's so what?" "Powerful and fast." "Well I'll just tell you, I can't say nothin' about that. How great, how fast he is -- you mean to tell me, a guy come from damn near 200 pounds, is faster than my nephew? Huh? Could that be possible? I don't think so."

(On Canelo fighting in spurts): "My nephew gonna do what he got to do to win. The whole thing of it is, people say, 'Oh Canelo this, Canelo that,' Canelo haven't never fought nobody like my nephew. My nephew is the best one in this sport. He haven't fought nobody like my nephew. It's one thing to say something that you can do, but he about to find he can't do it."

(On pressure on Canelo): "Hopefully pressure don't get to him, but if pressure do get to him, he gonna get a ass whoopin' anyway. It don't make a difference. Skills pay the bills."

(On plan B and C): "My thing is this, what I do, all I do is examine is what the guy do. What the guy do, then I determine what my nephew do, and what he should do. That's what a trainer do. A trainer don't make no plan without even seeing the fight. You have to see the fight, and what the fighter do most, and what he do best. Basically you work on that."

(On where Canelo ranks among Floyd's opponents): "Really, I can't see -- I know everybody see so much, but I know he had some decent wins. As far as placing him in terms of what the opponent look like, I got to see what he can do. I never seen what he can do. I seen him fight Shane Mosley, I think. I seen him fight the last guy. I mean, but, it wasn't no dominating performance when he fought Austin Trout or whatever his name is."

(On what the headline will be September 15): "Another one bites the dust."

(On Floyd's secret to success): "He believes in himself. He believes he'll win. He don't believe nobody can beat him. That's why he trains so hard."

(On the atmosphere on the night): "He ain't the most popular fighter Floyd fought. Yeah, more popular in Mexico, but most popular is obviously De La Hoya. ... De La Hoya is the biggest thing in Spanish boxing. I said, who is the biggest Spanish guy in boxing? Oscar won everything. He won a gold medal! He didn't fight in Mexico, but I'm saying he's the most popular guy, as far as in terms of people say, oh, I know Oscar De La Hoya. Most people don't say they know (Canelo). As far as people who know, they gonna say Oscar De La Hoya."

(On Oscar being bigger than Canelo): "Yeah he is. Yeah he is. In all parts of the world of boxing, De La Hoya. He's an Olympic gold medalist!"On surprises against Canelo:

"When I was in the ring with Canelo what surprised me about him was his defense. He had real good defense, and it surprised me. His hand speed. The power I was pretty much -- I knew that he was gonna be strong. But physically he's strong, he has great defense, and the speed surprised me."advantage. If he does that, it's gonna be a great fight."

Shane Mosley spoke recently with Bernardo Osuna of ESPN Deportes about the upcoming Mayweather-Canelo fight, and gave something of a scouting report. Mosley, who lost to Mayweather in 2010 and to Canelo in 2012, believes that young Alvarez does have a chance to win the fight.

On Canelo's chances at the upset:

"Canelo has a great shot against Floyd. He's gonna do very well. I think Floyd's gonna underestimate some of his speed and power, and his movement and ability to be able to be in the ring with him. I just think it's gonna be a great fight with both guys. Canelo has to watch out that Floyd's very tricky and slick. He can't wait for him to try to wait for that perfect shot. He has to go after him, and he has to press the action and use his youth On what makes Mayweather so special:

"I think what makes (Floyd) tough is his ring generalship. Being in there, it's not that he hits so hard, it's not that he's so fast, because his speed is not like, 'Oh my God, he's so fast,' it's just that he has good leg movement and ring generalship where he knows how to get out of the way and get into the right positions to get out of the way of the shots. So you have to be ready to throw the body shots, throw the right head shots, the hooks and jabs, you have to be willing to hit him on the arms a couple of times, the shoulders. Just do different things. You can't always hit him on the head. I think that's the problem a lot of people Shane Mosley spoke recently with Bernardo Osuna of ESPN Deportes about the upcoming Mayweather-Canelo fight, and gave something of a scouting report. Mosley, who lost to Mayweather in 2010 and to Canelo in 2012, believes that young Alvarez does have a chance to win the fight.

On Canelo's chances at the upset:

"Canelo has a great shot against Floyd. He's gonna do very well. I think Floyd's gonna underestimate some of his speed and power, and his movement and ability to be able to be in the ring with him. I just think it's gonna be a great fight with both guys. Canelo has to watch out that Floyd's very tricky and slick. He can't wait for him to try to wait for that perfect shot. He has to go after him, and he has to press the action and use his youth to his advantage. If he does that, it's gonna be a great fight."

On what makes Mayweather so special:

"I think what makes (Floyd) tough is his ring generalship. Being in there, it's not that he hits so hard, it's not that he's so fast, because his speed is not like, 'Oh my God, he's so fast,' it's just that he has good leg movement and ring generalship where he knows how to get out of the way and get into the right positions to get out of the way of the shots. So you have to be ready to throw the body shots, throw the right head shots, the hooks and jabs, you have to be willing to hit him on the arms a couple of times, the shoulders. Just do different things. You can't always hit him on the head. I think that's the problem a lot of people have."

On surprises against Canelo:

"When I was in the ring with Canelo what surprised me about him was his defense. He had real good defense, and it surprised me. His hand speed. The power I was pretty much -- I knew that he was gonna be strong. But physically he's strong, he has great defense, and the speed surprised me."advantage. If he does that, it's gonna be a great fight."

Shane Mosley spoke recently with Bernardo Osuna of ESPN Deportes about the upcoming Mayweather-Canelo fight, and gave something of a scouting report. Mosley, who lost to Mayweather in 2010 and to Canelo in 2012, believes that young Alvarez does have a chance to win the fight.

On Canelo's chances at the upset:

"Canelo has a great shot against Floyd. He's gonna do very well. I think Floyd's gonna underestimate some of his speed and power, and his movement and ability to be able to be in the ring with him. I just think it's gonna be a great fight with both guys. Canelo has to watch out that Floyd's very tricky and slick. He can't wait for him to try to wait for that perfect shot. He has to go after him, and he has to press the action and use his youth


On what makes Mayweather so special:

"I think what makes (Floyd) tough is his ring generalship. Being in there, it's not that he hits so hard, it's not that he's so fast, because his speed is not like, 'Oh my God, he's so fast,' it's just that he has good leg movement and ring generalship where he knows how to get out of the way and get into the right positions to get out of the way of the shots. So you have to be ready to throw the body shots, throw the right head shots, the hooks and jabs, you have to be willing to hit him on the arms a couple of times, the shoulders. Just do different things. You can't always hit him on the head. I think that's the problem a lot of people have."his advantage. If he does that, it's gonna be a great fight."

 Shane Mosley spoke recently with Bernardo Osuna of ESPN Deportes about the upcoming Mayweather-Canelo fight, and gave something of a scouting report. Mosley, who lost to Mayweather in 2010 and to Canelo in 2012, believes that young Alvarez does have a chance to win the fight.

On Canelo's chances at the upset:

"Canelo has a great shot against Floyd. He's gonna do very well. I think Floyd's gonna underestimate some of his speed and power, and his movement and ability to be able to be in the ring with him. I just think it's gonna be a great fight with both guys. Canelo has to watch out that Floyd's very tricky and slick. He can't wait for him to try to wait for that perfect shot. He has to go after him, and he has to press the action and use his youth to his advantage. If he does that, it's gonna be a great fight."
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