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Canelo: Floyd Mayweathe Jr. is Not A Dirty Fighter, But ...

By Keith Idec

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has prepared himself well for Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s habit of forcefully using his elbows and forearms in fights.

Alvarez’s sparring partners strategically used their elbows and forearms to ready the unbeaten Mexican star for those types of tactics Saturday night at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where he’ll meet Mayweather in the biggest fight of his eight-year pro career (Showtime Pay-Per-View; $74.95 in HD; 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).

“I’m not saying that he’s a dirty fighter,” Alvarez, 23, said. “I would never say that, because he’s not. He’s not a dirty fighter, but he’s a fighter that has a lot of experience and obviously, yes, sometimes he does use his elbows and forearms. But it’s a tactic so that he can get you off your game plan. Then he can counter you when you’re trying to pull out of that. Obviously, he’s a fighter that has a lot of experience and he uses that to his advantage.”

Shane Mosley, who lost to Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) and Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs), has warned Alvarez about what he considers Mayweather’s willingness to “cheap shot” an opponent to gain an advantage. Alvarez trained for the 12-round, 152-pound showdown at Mosley’s gym in Big Bear Lake, Calif.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by [email protected] on 09-14-2013

if punching when the opponent have his hands down while the ref is watching somewhere, using elbows and pushing down the neck of an opponent is not dirty, then what do you like to call that kid?

Comment by ssc73 on 09-14-2013

[QUOTE=J The UnBiased;13738261]Really? I don't think Trout learned much because when he got up.......he went back to the center of the ring and arguably won the fight (I scored it a draw, but wasn't upset at the decision). He also…

Comment by b morph on 09-13-2013

[QUOTE=Carpe Diem;13738560]Pathetic excuses. In boxing anything can happen, and no one is invincible. Manny and his camp took an obvious recycling cherrypick fight against an aging Marquez and it backfired. This is a fight that Floyd can lose even if…

Comment by turnedup on 09-13-2013

[QUOTE=DonCarlos83;13738749] The guy went 12 rounds with Matthew Hatton ffs, how on earth do those kinds of performances qualify him to be ready to beat the very best in the sport today?[/QUOTE] We could practically ask that first question about…

Comment by turnedup on 09-13-2013

[QUOTE=J The UnBiased;13738261]Really? I don't think Trout learned much because when he got up.......he went back to the center of the ring and arguably won the fight (I scored it a draw, but wasn't upset at the decision). He also…

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