Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Mares: Canelo's Big Mistake, Trying To Box Mayweather

By Rick Reeno

Former champion Abner Mares was ringside on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and he was very surprised with the fight strategy of WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-1-1, 30KOs), who dropped a one-sided twelve round decision to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mares expected Canelo to apply the same kind of pressure that Miguel Cotto used against Mayweather in May 2012. Instead, Canelo tried to outbox the man regarded as the best boxer in the world.

"That's what I saw [Canelo was trying to outbox Mayweather]. He was trying to outbox Mayweather. You can't outbox a boxer, especially one like Mayweather. To me he didn't do any adjustments.....and if anything he made the wrong ones - like going forward without the jab, he forgot about the jab. He wasn't throwing enough combinations or putting in work or testing Mayweather in any sense. Canelo didn't give him any kind of fight or give the kind of pressure, like Cotto, to even see if Mayweather would tire out in the later rounds," Mares told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by A_Jeffrey on 09-17-2013

Golovkin would put Canelo into coma in 1st round. Canelo sucks.

Comment by ddangerous on 09-17-2013

[QUOTE=dc3383;13756688]Canelo isn't a pressure fighter so that wouldn't work either; he fought his fight.[/QUOTE] This. He came out and hung for a short time until Mayweather does what he does best, and figured him out and dominated. Mayweather looked outstanding…

Comment by Pound4PoundStud on 09-17-2013

[QUOTE=freudianslip;13756679]Finally someone with some sense comments on the short comings of canelo. I completely agree how are you going to outbox the worlds best boxer when your only real advantages are your youth and strength not necessarily your ring intelligence.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by tlaloc on 09-17-2013

[QUOTE=BennyST;13758350]He doesnt need to mentally break them down. Just frustrate and outbox them. Margarito would never have troubled Floyd at all. Not for a round. Way too slow. You saw easily Pacs speed dealt with him, now just add in…

Comment by Jack Napier on 09-17-2013

people are acting surprised that Floyd shut Alvarez out there were no signs going in that Alvarez could be competitive he's not a bad fighter, but just not good enough to hang w/ Floyd the guy wasn't even able to…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (94)
Top Headlines Tyson Fury Facing 10 Day Deadline From WBO To Explain Condition Izu Ugonoh Anticipates a World Title Shot in 2017 Jose Pedraza's Manager Not Happy, Says Boxer is Stuck in Limbo Ward: I’ve Got Plenty of Time To See What I Need Of Kovalev Mayweather Sr: Danny Garcia Can't Beat My Son, Not as Good Flanagan: Now or Never For Crolla Fight – One or Two Left at 135 Eddie Hearn Eyes Pro Deal, Star Potential For Nicola Adams James Metcalf-Serge Ambomo New MGM Headliner on October 7 Parker Tabbed By Bookies as Big Underdog in Joshua Fight Klitschko: Since Going Pro, I've Never Had Such a Long Break Ryan Rhodes: Facing Ricky Hatton Will Be Weird Kovalev Rejects Talk That Golovkin Dropped Him in Camp Dillian Whyte, Ian Lewison Explodes- Pulled Apart at Presser Pacquiao Looking Solid in Training Camp, Very Fast and Strong Kozaev, Fayfer, Papazov, Ananyan Get Wins in Krasnodar Tommy Morrison's Son Fights To Create Own Identity Mayweather Sr: I Believe My Son Will Fight Again, Break The Record Andreev, Chelokhsaev Win, Tedeev Upset in Vladikavkaz Lucas Matthysse To Return in Early 2017, Says Golden Boy Prez Photos: Perrella-Ugas, Karl-Quezada on Weight For PBC on FS1 Adam Balski Knocks Out Valery Brudov in The Fifth Chocolatito Not Pleased With Offer For Inoue, Prefers Cuadras Lewkowicz Sends Warning Message To Today's Boxers Ricardo Mayorga is Back, Plans Ring Return For December Luis Ortiz To Klitschko: I'll Replace Fury, Whoop Your Ass on 10/29 Ohara Davies is Off Burns-Relikh, Returns Saturday in Germany Hearn Keeps Everyone in Suspense on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Parker Mikey Garcia Still Waiting For a Date, Hopes For Zlaticanin Shot Video: Abregu Suffers KO Loss, Opponent Attacked Afterwards! Abregu Knocked Out By Journeyman, Post-Fight Brawl Erupts Javier Fortuna Will Go After Pedraza or Sosa vs. Smith Winner Cleverly Eager To Fight: I Want To Rip That Title Off Braehmer Pacquiao-Vargas Broadcast Team - Bradley, Smith, Kenny, More Billy Joe Saunders Return Moved To October 22 in Cardiff Juanma Vows: I'll Go For The Kill, Won't Stop Until I KO Vazquez! Golovkin-Saunders: Warren Will Try To Make The Fight Happen Ward: What Will Kovalev Do When Being the Krusher Doesn’t Work? Hopkins: Canelo-Golovkin WILL Happen, This Ain't May-Pac! Crolla: I'll Be Back Better To Beat Jorge Linares in Rematch Marlon Tapales vs. Arthur Villanueva is No Problem, Says Salud
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement