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Willie Nelson: I Wish I Got To Canelo Before Mayweather

By Ryan Burton

Junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson (20-1-1, 12KOs) is just days away from his HBO debut against Luciano Cuello. The fight opens up an HBO tripleheader that is headlined by Gennady Golovkin's WBA/IBO middleweight title defense against Matthew Macklin.

The 6'3" Nelson joined us on this week's edition of BoxingScene Radio to talk about the fight and his future plans. He hopes that a win over Cuello will lead him to a fight against one of the big names in the talent laden junior middleweight division.

"I would like to fight the Lara's, the Cotto's, Alvarez. Any of the top contenders. I pretty much put my work in and beat everybody they put in front of me. I think I'm ready for the top guys and  I want to show it in a fight against one of those guys," Nelson stated.

Nelson told us that he thinks Floyd Mayweather's experience and intelligence will be too much for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez when they meet in the ring on September 14th in Las Vegas.  He also admitted that he was disappointed when the fight was announced because he wanted the chance to hand the Mexican superstar his first defeat.  

"I didn't want the fight to happen because I wanted to give Canelo his first loss. I think that Floyd is just going to outclass him. His ring IQ is just so great," Nelson told BoxingScene Radio.

Send questions or comments to [email protected]  Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to BoxingScene Radio, BoxingScene's official audio on Tuesdays from 6-8PM PST. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by onechance87 on 06-30-2013

[QUOTE=sicko;13508336]Carlos Molina, Willie Nelson and Demetrius Andrade for what ever reason are being ignored at 154 I think Molina will beat Ishe Smith though, hopefully he don't get Robbed! But yeah Willie Nelson is a good fighter that has improved…

Comment by Public_Enemy on 06-30-2013

Willie thought he was ready smh. He barely got by Cuello. Some fighters need to understand part of being on top is consistency. You're only as good as your last fight so right now Willie is trash.

Comment by sicko on 06-30-2013

I have to back track a bit, Willie Nelson needs a new trainer or something he is so up and down from fight to fight, no consistency with his improvement Based on his fight last night, he is not ready…

Comment by feroth on 06-27-2013

Willie Nelson is a little old to pick up boxing no? Plus how does he ever expect to pass a drug test...dude looks like he's a buck 20 soaking wet too don't think he should be calling out any boxers…

Comment by KING MEAT on 06-27-2013

"if I was 100 years younger, I'd whoop your ass!" [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

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