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Marquez: Canelo Not Ready For Floyd, But in Win-Win Spot

By Ryan Burton

Over the past year many boxing fans have been clamoring for a fight between WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and WBC/WBA junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. After Mayweather's dominant victory over Robert Guerrero and Alvarez's victory over Austin Trout, the demand has never been higher.  BoxingScene and other members of the press caught up with four-division champion Juan Manuel Marquez to get his thoughts on the potential super fight.

"A fight against Mayweather would be very difficult for Canelo Alvarez because of Mayweather's style.  I think that Canelo needs a few more fights against fighters similar to Floyd Mayweather before he is ready but there aren't any fighters even close to Mayweather right now in boxing.  It would be very tough for Canelo," Marquez reasoned.

Marquez also said that a fight against Mayweather would be great for the overall development of the 22-year-old Alvarez.  While he doesn't think that Alvarez would be victorious against Mayweather, he thinks that the experience he would gain would be invaluable and said that it is a no lose situation for the Jalisco, Mexico born Alvarez.

"It is a win win situation for him.  If Canelo wins it is a great triumph for Canelo and all of Mexico.  If he loses he still wins because of the experience he gains from the fight.  He won't lose from learning from a fight like that.  That is why I say it is a win-win situation," Marquez stated.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by toolegit on 05-08-2013

Roid will take Canelo to the next level against the ex con and wife beater.JMM hook him up.

Comment by DeadLikeMe on 05-08-2013

[QUOTE=SpeedKillz;13341942]you are literally the dumbest motherfu[B]c[/B]ker on the face of the earth. you are beyond a clown. words cannot describe how small and useless you are. by your internet "logic," you think pac is overrated just the same as floyd,…

Comment by FALLENSOLDIER on 05-08-2013

[QUOTE=ADP02;13341044]The thing is is that many other fighters do but Floyd doesn't!!! Floyd and his team already freaked out that Manny went from 106 to 150lbs and walked over his opponents. So Manny already did the unbelievable, according to Floyd…

Comment by Doctor_Tenma on 05-08-2013

[QUOTE=Thickback;13342013]WTF is wrong with you dudes? This is the same thing DLH was saying just last year. But since JMM said it, he's hating? And what's this non sense about JMM being scared of Floyd? He called Floyd out and…

Comment by Thickback on 05-08-2013

WTF is wrong with you dudes? This is the same thing DLH was saying just last year. But since JMM said it, he's hating? And what's this non sense about JMM being scared of Floyd? He called Floyd out and…

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