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Erik Morales: No Doubt, Canelo Can Beat Mayweather

By Miguel Rivera

Former four division world champion Erik Morales gives junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-0-1, 30KOs) a very good shot to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26KOs), 36-years-old, on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The 22-year-old boxer is the obvious underdog, but also viewed as the toughest opponent in the last few years to fight Mayweather. Morales, who plans to retire at the end of the year, is hoping Canelo will secure the victory for Mexico.

"I think without a doubt Canelo can win this fight. Canelo is physically bigger and due to his youth he will not beaten so easily. That will allow him to continue fighting where others attack and then decline [as the fight plays out]. In the past [Mayweather] has had an excellent defense, but now it is more difficult for him keep a very good pace going in his fights. That's what happens because it's not good to only have one or two fights per year. I believe the age difference is going to have an impact. Lately we have seen that Floyd was on the verge of being taken by Mosley and Cotto," Morales said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 07-09-2013

[QUOTE=alembic;13542055]I'd love to see Canelo take it to Floyd but unless his work rate improves drastically, it ain't gonna happen. His advantages in size and age are not nearly enough to overcome Floyd's superiority in ring intelligence and technical skills.…

Comment by Flash13 on 07-09-2013

The way to beat mayweather is excellent footwork, volume punching, and lots of stamina unfortunately canelo has none of these qualities. Boring wide ud unless Father Time catches up to mayweather or canelo lands a very lucky bomb.

Comment by RawDawgHasSpokn on 07-09-2013

Here we go again. Fighter after fighter, game plan after game plan. If Canelo is going to beat FMJ, its going to be prior to round 5. After that its pot-shots and check hooks. Don't forget he's got that "Mexican…

Comment by chargerhemi06 on 07-09-2013

All Floyd is going to do is stick and move and win rounds from it. Canelo just needs to practice cutting the ring off like Cotto did and then throw his combinations.

Comment by MDPopescu on 07-09-2013

[QUOTE=bray26;13542194]I don't think Canelo's work rate has to increase. Think what [B]people don't think about is how patient the kid is[/B]. [B]He doesn't need to overwhelm Floyd early![/B] Floyd is gonna be cautious early being mindful of Canelo's power! What…

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