But he won’t against Alvarez, and we all know it. Canelo may be the future of boxing, but he is light years from being ready to stake his claim to it. Most of his wins were racked up in Mexico, and most of his recent opponents were either too short (Carlos Baldomir, Shane Mosley), too small (Josesito Lopez) or too average (Kermit Cintron, Alfonso Gomez) to give him any trouble. He picked up a legitimate win in April, decisioning Austin Trout, but it was hardly convincing. “I thought he got the victory, but I thought it was a lot closer,” Mayweather said. “I wasn’t impressed.
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Alvarez is one of the most highly regarded fighters in his weight class, light middleweight, which is a step above where Mayweather likes to fight. On top of being the naturally larger fighter, Alvarez is a heavy puncher with big time power. Unlike many power punchers, though, Alvarez is a very skilled boxer as well who does not rely on brawling. At 22 years old, with experience beyond his years, Alvarez is confident he can and Mayweather the first loss of his career. “There are a lot of people who don’t think I’m going to win, but on Sept.
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“In every sport, there are certain rare occasions when you have the best fighting the best,” said Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports. “The Super Bowl, Final Four, the college football national championship. Sept. 14 will be one of those occasions – the two biggest stars in the sport, the two biggest fan bases. “We have America’s No. 1 fighter versus Mexico’s No.