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Cotto Fight Won’t Show Canelo How to Win, Floyd Says

by David P. Greisman

Floyd Mayweather has often said there’s been no blueprint for beating him, citing his undefeated record. But while Canelo Alvarez has said he is studying footage of fighters who at least gave Mayweather trouble, Mayweather of course argues that those bouts won’t be of any benefit.

In late August, Canelo told media members he was looking at Mayweather’s fights with Miguel Cotto and Jose Luis Castillo.

“I’m looking for ways to penetrate Mayweather’s defense like they did,” Alvarez was quoted as saying at a media workout, according to a news release. “Cotto had success, but couldn’t maintain it. I plan to maintain it.”

Mayweather was asked about this during a Sept. 4 media conference all.

“The only thing he can learn from the Cotto fight is how to lose,” he said, promptly dismissing the question.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PAC-BOY on 09-06-2013

[IMG]http://a.espncdn.com/media/motion/2012/0506/dm_120506_box_mayweather_interview.jpg[/IMG] Canelo will do much worst

Comment by The Noose on 09-06-2013

Great response from Floyd. lol. That was sharp. But yes, there is no blueprint, and the only thing his opponents can do is look at the few successes fighters have had against floyd. Canelo does have a decent chance, but…

Comment by Pound4PoundStud on 09-06-2013

[QUOTE=El Angel;13714625]That's the Floyd Mayweather I wouldn't mind watching get knocked out.[/QUOTE] Yeah, because your boy certainly couldn't do it...

Comment by El Angel on 09-06-2013

[QUOTE=megadeth;13715059]You can refuse to believe it all you want, but facts are facts. Floyd showed in the very next fight that he as his legs and can move the way he wants to. Tell us all what Cotto did so…

Comment by cameltoe on 09-06-2013

[QUOTE=nathan_nall;13715921]I don't think it is Floyd vs. Pacquiao. I think it is saying that the fight with Pacquiao took something out of Cotto, and he wasn't the same fighter against Mayweather as he would have been had he NOT faced…

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