Post Fight Review
Tonight was a night where, once again, Floyd Mayweather Junior
showed why he's known as the pound for pound king. Despite the
hype around the fight, and the quality of his opponent, he was
simply too elusive for the Mexican 23-year-old Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
Canelo is a top fighter, but on the night, Mayweather made him
look ordinary. And that is indeed his skill. Canelo is
certainly not the first who has found his punches landing too
frequently on arms, shoulders and air - as Mayweather was able to
make ensure he was just too small a target.
At the end, a majority decision for Floyd Mayweather Junior,
Floyd Mayweather v Saul Alvarez
The pound for pound king and greatest fighter of his generation
Floyd Mayweather Junior looks for a remarkable 45th career win
against the insatiable Mexican 23-year-old Saul "Canelo"
The Mexican will put his WBC and WBA World titles on the line at
a catch weight of 152lbs, and he'll hope to capitalise on his
greater size and power to secure what would be a priceless,
career-defining win over Mayweather.
The MGM Grand in Las Vegas is a fitting arena for a fight of
such magnitude and, at the age of 36, there is a groundswell of
opinion that the man 13 years his junior will finally be the one to
crack the Mayweather code.
At the age of just 23, Alvarez has already amassed a quite
incredible 42 wins from 43 fights; he drew his fifth fight back in
2006. It wasn't until the last couple of years that he really
announced himself as an elite level fighter, and he's since gone on
to win the WBC and WBA's super world titles, which he'll defend in
September against Mayweather.