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.
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[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)