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Barrera Gives His Take on Mayweather vs. Canelo

By Rene Umanzor

Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera gave his take on the recently finalzed fight between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-0-1, 30KOs) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26KOs), which takes place on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Barrera says Canelo's tender age of 22-years, and the accuracy of his punches, will play key roles in the outcome of the fight.

"The key [factors for Canelo] is his youth and the delivery of his [punches]. He must sieze the opportunity because it only comes once. I think Canelo will be favored at that weight [152-pounds] because he will recover better [the following day when he rehydrates] and that will be a good advantage for him. Floyd Mayweather has a lot more to lose [in this fight], because he stands the possibility of losing to someone who is inexperienced, instead of someone losing to the best,"

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by itsafight on 06-01-2013

[QUOTE=NoMoTomatoCans;13441056]I totally disagree. Trout did fight back. He boxed and moved nicely. Canelo did improve his defense dramatically and I will admit I was very impressed by his speed. But no way even if u scored it for Canelo, did…

Comment by SaldanaCC on 06-01-2013

Wow great break down barrera!!!!......NOT!!!! Dosent take rocket science to see floyd is way smaller then canelo but at the same time who has floyd fought lately with less power then him???!!! Floyd is usually the smaller less powerful guy…

Comment by big_james10 on 06-01-2013

[QUOTE=Reloaded;13440141]I wanna know who these idiots think Floyd should fight , these Pac fanboys get totally stumped by very simple questions , ask them if Cotto or Margo was drained by Mannys CWs and they run for cover , simple…

Comment by NoMoTomatoCans on 06-01-2013

[QUOTE=itsafight;13440768]No way did Trout win that... not even close... All he did was fight scared throwing pattycake punches because he was petrified of Canelo's power. I know people say the object is to hit and not get hit blah blah...…

Comment by itsafight on 06-01-2013

[QUOTE=NoMoTomatoCans;13440682]That's your opinion. Personally I thought Canelo lost to Trout by a point. [/QUOTE] No way did Trout win that... not even close... All he did was fight scared throwing pattycake punches because he was petrified of Canelo's power. I…

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