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Mayweather: Canelo Will Knock Chavez Jr. Out in Late Rounds

Former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., who dominated Canelo Alvarez (48-1, 34 KOs) in September of 2013, is picking his former opponent to score a late rounds knockout victory over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Canelo and Chavez Jr. will collide on Saturday night from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

There is a catch-weight of 164.5-pounds in place. Both boxers weighed in at 164-pounds on Friday. Canelo is coming up from 154, while Chavez Jr. is coming down from 168.

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Mayweather spoke with Stephen A. Smith on his radio show, and said Canelo had the advantage due to his big fight experience. Canelo has faced the likes of Mayweather, Shane Mosley, Erislandy Lara, Amir Khan, James Kirkland, Miguel Cotto and several others.

"Chavez has a lot of fights under his belt, but not as much experience in big fights as Canelo," Mayweather said. "He has been in fights with myself, Lara, Miguel Angel Cotto, Shane Mosley."

When asked to give his prediction on the outcome, Mayweather said - "I'm looking towards Canelo, late rounds knockout.'

Mayweather says the fight is big, but doesn't expect it to come close - in terms of pay-per-view buys - to his fight with Canelo, which did over 2.2 million buys - the third largest boxing pay-per-view buyrate in history.  

"I thinks the fight is huge for the Hispanics. It's very, very big for the Hispanics. The fight is big, but the fight everyone wants to see is the fight with Canelo and Triple G [Gennady Golovkin], but a fight like that takes time to build."

If Canelo wins on Saturday, he is likely heading in the direction of a fight with WBC, IBO, WBA IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in the fall. Their promoters continue to discuss the terms for a fight in September, during Mexican Independence Day weekend. Canelo does have several backup options if they are unable to reach a deal.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Nusky on 05-06-2017

Fight will go the full twelve rounds. Canelo by UD. Pointless fight. Moving on......

Comment by Beercules on 05-06-2017

Canelo is doomed.

Comment by future hendrixx on 05-06-2017

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Comment by Mzembe on 05-06-2017

[QUOTE=twosweethooks;17646071]At least C jr won't run like a chicken like you runner[/QUOTE] ---------------------------------------- You are basically an uncouth neanderthal and I bet you don't even know what that means. Chavez got destroyed by a "runner" called Sergio. Unless you missed…

Comment by DramaShow on 05-06-2017

whether chavez will get the win, who knows, but canelos going to look like ****. This guys main advantage has been that hes been fighting people smaller than him. Now the role has reversed i think a lot of the…

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