Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Canelo Does Not Feel Any Pressure With Mayweather

Saul Alvarez has more than one hundred million reasons not to be served up as the sacrificial lamb for Floyd Mayweather's latest record-breaking return to the ring in Las Vegas.

The 23-year-old Alvarez says he will have the whole of Mexico behind him as he aims to become the first man to beat Mayweather in what will be the favourite's 45th professional fight.

Alvarez has built his own unbeaten record and is regarded by many as the biggest threat yet to Mayweather as they square off for the WBC light-middleweight title.

Alvarez said: "There is no pressure whatsoever. It is motivating to have all of Mexico rooting for me.

"It truly is a pleasure to be a part of this. I appreciate all of the support for this fight. I want to thank my team for working hard with me. On Saturday night, I will be victorious."

Alvarez is expected to take home over 10million US dollars from this fight once colossal pay-per- view figures have been added up, but the figure is dwarfed by Mayweather's purse of 41.5 million dollars.

Not renowned as a puncher, Alvarez has built a reputation as one of the sharpest operators in the business and has been a full light-middleweight for all his top-level career.

Alvarez said: "When you fight Floyd you have to be ready for every aspect of a fight. You have to be able to adjust mentally as well as physically. I have to be very, very smart.

"We've prepared like never before. Floyd is a fighter who throws five punches a round and he lands them - that's why he wins rounds. But we're prepared for that - we're prepared for everything."

The 36-year-old Mayweather is taking part in his second fight in the same year for the first time since 2007, and insists he has pushed all talk of his financial gains out of his mind.

Mayweather said: "I'm not focused on the money or anything. I'm focused on going out there, performing well and giving the fans what they want to see - it's about excitement."

Meanwhile, Alvarez made the catchweight 152lb limit for the contest.

A boisterous crowd of around 12,000 were present for the weigh-in at the arena where the pair will meet on Saturday evening.

Much of the interest focused on how easily 'Canelo' made the weight, which is two pounds under the normal light-middleweight limit of 11st.

However, there were no problems for the 23-year-old, while Mayweather - the naturally smaller man - came in lighter at 150.5lb.

Alvarez holds both of the belts on offer - the WBC light-middleweight and WBA Super World light-middleweight titles - although Mayweather is the favourite to retain his unbeaten record.

Mayweather, who at 36 is 13 years older, has won all 44 of his fights while Alvarez has been victorious on 42 occasions with one drawn.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 619 southpaw on 09-14-2013

[QUOTE=rayb112;13742800]So how many PPV has Canelo been the main event??? But he's such a big star??? Mayweather has no fans??? So 2 million plus Canelo fans will be buying PPV??? Quit talking out of your A$$[/QUOTE] i feel you homie…

Comment by Reloaded on 09-14-2013

[QUOTE=LADIV;13743100]you are an idiot,do you honestly think that floyd can pull numbers like this if it was anybody else fighting him,there is no huge mexican star,i beg to differ but thats your opininon.and didnt floyd cheat jmm on the scales.and…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 09-14-2013

I believe him. Alvarez is a calm person who has been built up for megastardom for years. This is just another night towards recognition and stardom he has never doubted in his mind he would receive. I don't believe for…

Comment by LADIV on 09-14-2013

[quote=saldanacc;13742982]funny ppl i swear! Canelo this canelo that! Look at facts hes wear he is cuz floyd not his boxing all he has is trout thats it the rest of his wins are meaningless against 1 hasbeen coming off a…

Comment by thegonzo on 09-14-2013

[QUOTE=rayb112;13742800]So how many PPV has Canelo been the main event??? But he's such a big star??? Mayweather has no fans??? So 2 million plus Canelo fans will be buying PPV??? Quit talking out of your A$$[/QUOTE] Mayweather has been a…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (28)
Top Headlines Ward-Kovalev: $3.3 Million Live Gate From 10,066 Tickets Sold Abel Sanchez: Andy Ruiz Ready For 50-50 Fight With Joseph Parker Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Putting in Work For Ring Return Claudio Marrero Eager For Zambrano Clash as Purse Bid Looms McGregor: I Was Minding My Business, Mayweather Called Me Out Erik Skoglund Will Have a Familiar Head Trainer in His Corner Andy Ruiz on Parker: When Bell Rings, I'm Going Into Beast Mode! Jack Culcay vs. Demetrius Andrade Purse Bid on December 15 Abner Mares: I'll Prove I'm Still Elite, That I Can Make a Big Bang Anthony Joshua Could Fight in Nigeria For Right Price, Says Hearn Brook Mentions Spence, But Talks Thurman-Garcia, Pacquiao Parker-Ruiz Title Fight Nearing Sold Out Status in New Zealand Frampton: Santa Cruz Can't Be Busier or Better in Our Rematch Jason Sosa Relfects on Memorable 2016 Run, Maps Out Future Saunders: Need Another Fight Before Golovkin, Other Top Foe Mason Menard Views Ray Beltran Fight As Doorstep To Stardom Wilder: Joshua Has Fought D-Level Guys; Wouldn't Be Big in U.S. Izu Ugonoh Explains His Decision To Sign on With Al Haymon Haye: My Fight is Headline News, Zero Talk About Joshua-Molina Murat Gassiev's Title Win Continues New Cruiserweight Trend Romain Jacob, Due to Vision Issues, Retires From Boxing Parker's Promoter Rips Haye For Taking Easy Route, Easy Money Danny Roman vs. Adam Lopez - WBA Eliminator on ShoBox, 1/20 Ellerbe Couldn't Care Less About McGregor's Trash Talk, Motives Nicholas Walters Vows Redemption: I Will Be Back Even Better! "Fighting Words" - Five Biggest Storylines From This Busy Coming Weekend Kovalev Calls Ward 'Son of Judges,' Mocks Surprised Look In Tweet Michael Katsidis is Latest To Pursue Conor McGregor Payday Video: Andrew Tabiti Talks Career Status, Cruiserweight Division Joseph Parker Taking Klitschko Lessons in The Ring With Ruiz Video: Badou Jack Talks Kovalev-Ward, Mayweather-McGregor Gassiev: I Was Surprised at How Tough Lebedev Was, He Hits Hard Ed Brown, 25, Passes Away Sunday Following Fatal Shooting Andy Ruiz Hits New Zealand Feeling Strong, Confident of Victory Video: Bermane Stiverne Discusses Alexander Povetkin Title Fight Juan Carlos Reveco Bounces Back With Wide Points Win Photos: Murat Gassiev, Denis Lebedev Wage War in Moscow Troyanovsky: I Never Saw The Punch, I Hope To Get a Rematch Murat Gassiev-Denis Lebedev: Post-Fight Report Card Saunders Admits Weight Issue, Needed 6 Months To Drop From 210
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement