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Canelo: His Punches Not Strong, Very Fast and Accurate

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Former champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-1-1, 30KOs) admits he couldn't find an answer for the fast, elusive style of Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26KOs). Mayweather won a twelve round majority decision. One judge, CJ Ross, scored the bout 114-114, but most at ringside saw Canelo winning one or two rounds at best. Canelo said he was never hurt by Mayweather's punches and they were not that strong, but the shots were very fast, very accurate - and that made them very difficulty to avoid.

"I didn't want to get a loss but that's boxing. He's very fast and accurate. Those punches weren't really that strong, but he makes points [with those punches] and he's really tough. I had my game plan and I kept trying to work on my game plan but he was very good and he took me out of [my game plan]. I just didn't have an answer," Canelo said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ThatDude44 on 09-16-2013

[QUOTE=Cutthroat;13752703]Canelo's elbow/arm punching was a huge part of his gameplan, it just didn't work. I clearly remember Canelo asking the guys he was sparring whether or not the punches on their arms/shoulders hurt, they said yes and it affected them…

Comment by trufightfanatic on 09-16-2013

[QUOTE=Espada;13752736]to all you Floydtards, He's the best but gets booed by the whole Vegas every last round of his fight.[/QUOTE] But they still pay thousands to fill the arena every time he fights and people continue to buy PPV everytime…

Comment by Espada on 09-16-2013

[QUOTE=the_kid_08;13751498]To all u ripping Floyd... He's the best get over it![/QUOTE] to all you Floydtards, He's the best but gets booed by the whole Vegas every last round of his fight.

Comment by Cutthroat on 09-16-2013

Canelo's elbow/arm punching was a huge part of his gameplan, it just didn't work. I clearly remember Canelo asking the guys he was sparring whether or not the punches on their arms/shoulders hurt, they said yes and it affected them…

Comment by Pimp-Hand on 09-16-2013

I see Floyd a lot like Calzaghe now. Not powerful, racks up points, but rarely pleases the crowd and rarely hurts his opponents. People said Calaghe just slapped, but but his slaps were good enough to keep fighters honest.

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