Canelo: Robert Guerrero Did Not Have a Game Plan
By Luis Sandoval
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is taking on the toughest and biggest challenge of his career as he will tangle with the best fighter in the sport when he faces Floyd “Money” Mayweather on September 14th in Las Vegas, NV.
While this is currently the biggest fight that can be made, many still feel Alvarez is simply too young and inexperienced to be facing a fighter like Mayweather at this stage of his career. Alvarez is the youngest champion at the moment at 22 years old but he feels this is his time to make his own transition to the top of the sport.
“Well, that's what's left to take that next step. Floyd was in my position at one point. Oscar [De La Hoya] was in my position. Julio Cesar Chavez was in my position. This is what's left to give that next big step” Alvarez would tell BoxingScene.
“I've always said my rivals bring out my potential and I haven't brought out the most of my potential yet. Obviously with Floyd Mayweather he's going to bring the best and most potential out of me and September 14th everyone will see it”.
One of the fighters that also brought out the best in Canelo was his last opponent Austin Trout. The fight with Trout was one many felt Canelo would try to avoid but instead, he demanded it and came out victorious in front of 40,000 fans in attendance. Alvarez feels that fight helped him and he’ll be able to adapt more than Mayweather’s last opponent Robert Guerrero.
“I felt very good [in my last fight]. Everybody thought Trout was going to make me look bad and it was the opposite. And like I said, every opponent continues to bring out the best in me. And in Mayweather's [last] fight, Guerrero didn't cause him any problems. He didn't have a game plan. He stayed with the same plan and he wasn't able to do anything against Floyd” said Canelo.
Canelo has shown he can adapt to the opponent in front of him as he sacrificed some of his attack and used his defense against Trout in order to be effective and win the fight. Against Mayweather, Alvarez will once again need to fight at a style to be effective against Floyd.
“It's very hard to point out the flaws in Floyd. He's a complete fighter but obviously you can see any weaknesses when you're up there in the ring. We have to be ready so when we find it,we can attack it”.
Alvarez will be training in Big Bear, CA at Shane Mosley’s gym for this camp and plans to have one of his best training camps. The young Mexican champion is very confident going into this fight as he’s promised a victory and in anxious to get in the ring.
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It's good he is confident but I agree that he may be a little too full of himself regarding his win over Trout. He showed big stamina issues in my opinion. His knockdown was fantastic and that was the deciding…Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 07-10-2013
[QUOTE=bopbopbbe;13544591]Yeah...im sure guerrero went into the mayweather fight with NO gameplan. ****ing idiot. When will be people realize that to beat p4p guys like mayweather you need the physical tools as well as the skills to win. Guerrero had the…Comment by ruby1 on 07-10-2013
as you may notice, mayweathers biggest fans are his fellow afro americans and wait boy but kissars and mexican back stabbers. mayweather has never beat no sugar ray, chavez, de la hoya, cotto, whitaker, margarito, williams, canelo, mathysse, golvok, paqciao…Comment by ruby1 on 07-10-2013
some dudes talking about canelo beating taco vendors. that is rascist. would that guy like it if i said mayweather likes to run around, climb trees and throw bananas and coconuts?Comment by Weebler I on 07-10-2013
[QUOTE=MRCHOKEaMF;13544165]He (canelo) has already said he believes he can outbox mayweather and thats his plan:wtf:[/QUOTE] I also read that he feels the key is pressure so perhaps not a lost cause. I was watching some of the Guerrero-Mayweather fight yesterday,…Post a Comment - View More User Comments (89)