Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: Who wins

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Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 7:36 pm.

Saul Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather, and Victor Ortiz

It wasn’t long ago that Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was just on a Floyd Mayweather cards. But faster than anyone thought possible, he went from co-feature to full-fledged challenger. September 14 at the MGM Grand, Alvarez will defend his WBC 154 pound title against Floyd Mayweather, Jr on Showtime PPV.

It’s a classic battle. The ultimate aging boxer in undefeated  Mayweather, 36 years old with a record of 44-0, 26 knockouts

Floyd Mayweather, Jr the pound for pound king

against the ultimate young, hungry lion in Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, 22 years old with a record of 42-0-1, 30 knockouts.

Saul Canelo Alvarez

Not much physically separates both men. Floyd has a 72″ reach. Canelo has a 70 1/2″ reach. At 5’9″, Alvarez enjoys only a one inch height advantage. Then, there is the question of weight. Alvarez is the 154 pound champion and Floyd is the 147 pound champion so they agreed to come in at or under the 152 pound ceiling. Alvarez weighed only a pound more than that for his last fight so how that comes into play on fight night is anyone’s guess.

What separates these two men besides age? At age 36, Floyd doesn’t seem to have slowed down a step. Against Miguel Cotto, Mayweather  stayed on the ropes and absorbed punishment before rallying late to solidify the win.

Miguel Cotto vs. Floyd Mayweather

But against Robert Guerrero, it was a pure masterclass with Mayweather having his way.

Robert Guerrero vs. Floyd Mayweather

Canelo passed his first big test by putting down Austin Trout to take his undefeated record and his title belt. The fight showed he can handle a tough style in the athletic southpaw Trout with elite boxing skills.

Austin Trout vs. Saul Alvarez

Each man is elite. So what separates them?

Work ethic?

Knockout power?

We think it will come down to ring smarts. Canelo is tough and skilled but Floyd is experienced. Mayweather will employ any number of the following tricks as he dominates once again for a unanimous decision.

What do you think, boxing fans? Who wins? Mayweather or Canelo?

10 Responses to “Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: Who wins”

  1. Steven t. Knight

    Mayweather Will win easily, he will frustrated Alvarez and beat him with his experience.

  2. santiago

    Canelo for sure. Young, hungry, and a REAL boxer. Hope money don’t come to play and it should be a great fight. Canelo will take it on 6-7th round easy.

  3. Kedjo

    Trout exposed Caneli’s stamina. Trout, although skillful, is slow with no power.. He gave Canelo trouble. I personally think he won the fight. Floyd’s accuracy and exceptional defense will give him the victory by unanimous decision

  4. siya

    floyd by decision, canelo will come firing and not landing much until he realises dat its not worth it bcos he will be gettin nailed by counter punch and lead rights.

  5. greg jennings

    Floyd will win by TKO, I believe with the way Canelo fight he will be aggressive and willing to take alot of chances to protect his 0 which will result to Floyd knocking him out if he is too aggressive.

  6. mak

    Mayweather is going to semolish and plough through canelo , canelo has never vs somone at this level before anyone thats good even

  7. Michael Mattis

    The advantage is going to Floyd because of the catch weight. Canelo already has a stamina problem with Floyd’s experience a decision or a late round TKO

  8. Peter

    Hey am a boxing lover but for this one seems hard to guess. They are both good boxers of all times, hope it will be a good fight. Hahahaa can’t wait.


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