Canelo Alvarez Has A Great Shot At Defeating Floyd Mayweather Jr

By Jeremy Green
Canelo Alvarez Boxing
Jake Roth-USA Today Sports

One of the most important boxing matches is set to take place on Sept. 14, 2013, which features a bout between two of today’s greatest stars in Canelo Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather has been one of the most dominant boxers ever. His unbeaten record of 44-0 is quite impressive, and every time he gets into the ring, he showcases his technical excellence. His dominance can be compared to fighters such as Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. Great champions rarely ever finish their career undefeated, however. This might be the case for Floyd, as he is going up against a hungry, strong fighter in Alvarez.

On paper, Alvarez may be the toughest fighter Mayweather has ever faced. Alvarez is a power puncher, and he uses his size really well against his opponents. If there was any boxer today to test Mayweather in terms of his chin, it’s Alvarez. Also, Alvarez has been waiting for this opportunity all his life, and he believes in himself, which is what it takes to take out such a dominant champion such as Mayweather.

Alvarez looked great in his bouts against Shane Mosely and Austin Trout, showcasing his relentless power. He would even drop Trout in their bout, which was the first time Trout had ever been dropped in his career. The questions is: will Alvarez find Floyd’s chin, which seems virtually impossible to hit? It depends on how Alvarez comes out. The general consensus is that if Canelo wants the victory, he will have to make this a brawl and get inside Floyd’s defense early. This is going to be tricky, as Mayweather is one of the most elusive boxers in the game right now.

Anything can happen in the sport of boxing, so be sure to keep it locked to Alvarez vs. Mayweather, which takes place this Saturday, only on pay per view.

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