Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Zab Judah: Mayweather Chops Guys Up Like Canelo

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK — Zab Judah doesn’t think Canelo Alvarez is capable of upsetting Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Judah and Mayweather are friends, but the former welterweight and junior welterweight champion also has first-hand knowledge of just how difficult it is to defeat Mayweather, who out-pointed Judah seven years ago in Las Vegas. And Judah just doesn’t think Alvarez has what it takes to become the first fighter to beat boxing’s pound-for-pound king, even though Alvarez is 13 years younger than Mayweather and will own a noteworthy weight advantage once the bell rings Sept. 14 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

“I don’t see a big chance for Canelo,” Judah said Thursday at Barclays Center, before a news conference for the Paulie Malignaggi-Adrien Broner welterweight title fight. “Yeah, he’s a good fighter. He’s strong, he comes forward, he’s aggressive. But I think that kind of style is tailor-made for Floyd. He chops guys up like that. I think if that Canelo, right there, comes to the table, he’ll get chopped up.”

Las Vegas’ Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) and Mexico’s Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) will begin an 11-city, nine-day tour to promote their pay-per-view fight Monday in Manhattan.

The first news conference on the tour will start at 3 p.m. ET in Times Square and is open to the public, free of charge. Fans are urged to arrive at the pedestrian walk on Broadway, between 46th Street and 47th Street, by 2 p.m.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JoeMan on 06-22-2013

[QUOTE=INGLEWOOD;13490407]...[B]Canelo is not a come forward aggressive fighter[/B] like he called him. That sounds like Peterson or Rios. Canelo stands in the center of the ring fighting of his back-foot waiting to counter and barely lets his hands go. How…

Comment by jbpanama on 06-22-2013

[QUOTE=titanium;13491692]Zab Judah: "Mayweather Chops Guys Up Like Canelo" Why do you think he took the fight![/QUOTE] U think BOY wanted the Fight?....THINK AGAIN!!!

Comment by titanium on 06-22-2013

Zab Judah: "Mayweather Chops Guys Up Like Canelo" Why do you think he took the fight!

Comment by #YOLO on 06-22-2013

[QUOTE=sicko;13489831]EXACTLY! Mayweather has the easiest time with SLOW FLAT FOOTED FIGHTERS, fans can try to overrate Canelo, Speed and Power all they want but once he steps in with Mayweather they will find out the truth about Canelo and every…

Comment by Reloaded on 06-22-2013

[QUOTE=hugh grant;13491118]Only cos WWs are weak at the moment but he avoided a great one in Pac. Not sure if Bradley could beat Floyd, but I don't see why Floyd shouldn't fight him, hes American so it would be interesting.…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (64)
Top Headlines Parker's Trainer: My Fighter's Resume is Better Than Joshua's! Spence: Fractured Eye Sockets Must Be in Back of Brook's Mind Saunders Took Precautions To Avoid Possible Lemieux Spies Frank Warren: The Moment of Truth is Here For Billy Joe Saunders Khan: Now I Know Why Pacquiao Picked Horn - And He Still Lost! Anthony Joshua Lights Up Christmas For NSPCC Children Arum: Boxing Has Been Crying So Long For a Kid Like Jeff Horn! Groves-Eubank Undercard: Arfan Iqbal vs. Simon Vallily is Set Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire in Play For April 7 in Belfast? Horn Predicts Vegas Shocker: I Got The Style To Beat Crawford! Billy Joe Saunders Can Resume Upward Mobility De La Hoya Says He's Still Open To Return - Rips Floyd Mayweather Cesar Juarez vs. Isaac Dogboe For WBO Interim, January 6 Rigondeaux Trainer Reacts To Critics: My Fighter is No Quitter! Diego De La Hoya Overweight, Fight Pulled From ESPN Card Teddy Atlas Confirms Removal, Will No Longer Call ESPN Fights Terry Flanagan vs. Maurice Hooker for WBO Belt in Play For April Katie Taylor Retains WBA Title, Decisions Jessica McCaskill Martin J. Ward Drops, Stops Juli Giner To Capture EBU Title Josh Kelly Drops, Stops Jean Michel Hamilcaro In Six Orlando Salido: Retirement is Over, I'm Coming Back in 2018! Conor Benn Gets Off The Floor, Goes Through Fire To Win Horn: I'll Prove Americans Wrong, Crawford is Someone I Can Beat Photos: Claressa Shields Putting in Work For Title Defense Joshua Buatsi Set For February Return Jessie Vargas vs. Aaron Herrera - Undercard Information Tyson Fury Says He Has Several Options To Secure Boxing License Jake Ball Outpoints Shinkwin: Cheeseman, Cordina Get Wins Crawford: A lot of Holes in Jeff Horn's Game, I'm No Corcoran! Horn Coach: Crawford Beatable, Has Weaknesses We Can Exploit Arum: You Are Crazy To Say Horn Has No Shot To Beat Crawford! Gamal Yafai Gets York Hall Win, Set For Busy 2018 Tyson Fury Has Some Work, Could Reclaim License Next Month Sadam Ali Wants to Stay at 154 Pounds, Defend WBO Title Next Arum: Will Take 'Real Ballsy 130-Pounder' to Fight Lomachenko Kell Brook: My Injuries Were Legit - Rigondeaux Just Quit! Horn Overcomes Cuts to Bloody, Stop Corcoran in 11th Round Parker's Trainer: We Made Compromise - Up To Joshua To Agree! Lee Selby Inks Three-Fight Deal With Frank Warren UK News: Ohara Davies, David Allen, Nicola Adams, Natasha Jonas
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement