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 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.…

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