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Mayweather Explains What Sets Him Apart From Canelo

By Rick Reeno

WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26KOs) believes there are very few fighters left who are willing to face any opponent out there. This coming Saturday night, Mayweather will challenge Saul "Canelo" Alvarez for the WBC/WBA junior middleweight titles at a catch-weight of 152-pounds.

Mayweather feels he came up the hard way, by winning his first world title from a Hall-of-Fame boxer like Genaro Hernandez, and then fought the best fighters in multiple divisions for several years. On the other hand, he points out that Canelo - at 23-years-old, earned a world title, and the big paychecks, without putting in the same amount of work.

"I feel like I'm the last of my breed. I earned it the hard way. I didn't come into this sport for three or four years and earn a chance to fight [for a world title]. When I was fighting, the best fighters at the weight class I was fighting at, at 130 way back when, were Genaro Hernandez and Angel Mandfredy. And then after those was Diego Corrales. I feel like I've been faced, I've been tested, I've faced guys who punch hard," Mayweather said.

"Every time I go in there they say 'it's going to be this guy [to beat Mayweather], it's going to be that guy. We just have to see. To me they are all just the same, just an opponent right in front of me. All of these guys right now are fighting opponents who are handpicked. In my era, in the era I was fighting at, and I'm stilling fighting - I was fighting whoever. And I wasn't getting what Canelo was getting so quick and so fast."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Muscles72 on 09-11-2013

[QUOTE=boxingfan76;13732797]what makes you different is you duck every credible opponent beat bums then act and talk like you faced everybody gTFOH gayweather nobody likes you your a coward and will always be and u still afraid of Manny!!!! Coward the…

Comment by Rapid8Fire on 09-11-2013

Yea Floyd did have it hard fighting champions early in his career simply because he was an olympian. He made it through the storm though and I applaud him. No one else could've done that not even Ward.

Comment by simms601 on 09-11-2013

[QUOTE=boxingfan76;13732797]what makes you different is you duck every credible opponent beat bums then act and talk like you faced everybody gTFOH gayweather nobody likes you your a coward and will always be and u still afraid of Manny!!!! Coward the…

Comment by simms601 on 09-11-2013

[QUOTE=TLC8;13731227]Corralles, Hernadez.... Floyd talks about those guys like they were Roberto Duran as a Lightweight, like they were young Alexis Arguello's or Salvador Sanchez'.... give me a break... Floyd can't keep his stories straight.... Floyd couldn't carry Sanchez, Arguello, or…

Comment by puga on 09-11-2013

[QUOTE=Money Team.;13731679]How did he struggle for 11 rounds with Hatton yet knock him out in 10?[/QUOTE] thats not really a contrdiction ..molina vs bey ? ...

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