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Love: Floyd Mayweather Would School Canelo Alvarez

By Chris Robinson

Having moved to Las Vegas late last year, Detroit native and undefeated middleweight prospect J’Leon Love has been a fixture on the city’s fight scene, both in and out of the ropes.

Having recently raised his record to 13-0 with 7 knockouts after an 8th round disqualification victory over Ramon Valenzuela Jr. a few weekends back at the local Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Love is also an ardent fan of the sport, as he is at practically every card in Las Vegas, whether big or small.

Having sat ringside inside of the MGM Grand for Saul Alvarez’s 5th round TKO dissection over Josesito Lopez on Saturday night, Love admits that he was impressed by the WBC junior middleweight champion’s performance.

“That boy was sharp. They can say it was an easy fight for him,” said Love of Alvarez when we spoke on Monday.“He really made it look easy. He was sharp, used the jab, body shot, I can’t complain. It’s not the kid’s fault. Whoever they pick, he fights them.”

Love does admit that a more formidable challenge, at least in terms of natural size, as Lopez is a natural 140-pounder, would be ideal for ‘Canelo’ at this stage of his career.

“Right now he could step it up,” stated Love. “There are so many guys out there. They said they want Floyd [Mayweather] to fight Canelo. That’s what the fans would love to see.”

Love knows Mayweather very well, as he served as one of his chief sparring partners prior to Floyd’s May 5th victory over Miguel Cotto. Since that time in camp, Love and Mayweather have grown closer, as J’Leon know calls the Mayweather Boxing Club home while also having promotional ties to the five-division champion.

In his opinion, Alvarez doesn’t match up with Mayweather in the slightest.

“Not at all,” stated Love. “Floyd is too smart, too sharp. I think it would be a lesson. I think Floyd would take the young buck to school.

“Floyd is on a different level,” Love continued. “With that being said, that would be an easy walk in the park for Floyd. Too intelligent, too everything.”

Alvarez is said to be eying a December return to the ring and will likely push for either Mayweather or Cotto next May. It remains to be seen what Mayweather’s plans are as far as his own ring return.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Zen_Fighter on 09-19-2012

I suspect that most of us love to see Canelo, Martinez, Pac, etc... but how do those fights get made? Advice is to these guys is start taking pot shots at Mayweather in every medium possible. Call in names in…

Comment by Pretty Boy Greg on 09-19-2012

[QUOTE=valero;12528495]Floyd would make easy work of him, but with each passing year that outcome becomes more doubtful.[/QUOTE] dude u r a piece of work having that scumbag as your avatar and going as far as using his name for your…

Comment by Boskop on 09-19-2012

I think Floyd is gonna pull a Leonard, he's gonna retire and come back for one last fight.

Comment by p4p-champ on 09-19-2012

Even though Floyd is getting up there in age, he'd still whoop Canelo. Alvarez, much like Chavez Jr is a stiff, however, he does have better overall boxing ability than that paper champ Chavez. Alvarez is slow and his feet…

Comment by ddangerous on 09-19-2012

I actually like Canelo/Floyd, but I like Sergio/Floyd better in terms of superfights that can be made at the moment. I don't think Canelo should get to fight Floyd next though. I wanna see him a beat a solid, 154lb'er…

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