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.