Floyd Mayweather Canelo Fight: Manny Pacquiao Trainer Freddie Roach Thinks Alvarez Has No Chance To Beat Pound For Pound King
Sports Kevin Iole. The undefeated American admitted that there remains a clamor for a superfight between him and Pacquiao. However, he maintained that there will be no mega bout between them if Pacquiao remains with Top Rank. “The only way he’s getting the fight with me is if he signs with Mayweather Promotions. He’s got to give me fights with Mayweather Promotions.
Most of his wins were racked up in Mexico, and most of his recent opponents were either too short (Carlos Baldomir, Shane Mosley), too small (Josesito Lopez) or too average (Kermit Cintron, Alfonso Gomez) to give him any trouble. He picked up a legitimate win in April, decisioning Austin Trout, but it was hardly convincing. “I thought he got the victory, but I thought it was a lot closer,” Mayweather said. “I wasn’t impressed. Trout has never been in a fight with a crowd so huge, so there was a lot of pressure on him. When he got knocked down, I’m saying this from my experience in the sport, he thought it was a lot larger than what it was.
“Well you know [Alvarez is] a pretty good puncher and a tough guy,” Roach said. “But does he have a chance at beating Mayweather? I don’t think so.” Mayweather has faced bigger, stronger foes in the past. He recently went to war with Miguel Cotto, who bloodied Mayweather’s nose in a unanimous decision loss.
Floyd Mayweather Vs. Canelo Alvarez, Lucas Matthysse Vs. Danny Garcia: Sept. 14 Will Be Worth Every Penny
After decimating Lamont Peterson in less than three rounds in May, with Garcia in attendance, fans clamored for the two to settle the top spot in the weight class. After several months of dilly-dallying, the fight appears made, making for one of the most star-studded pay-per-view cards in boxing history. Both fighters possess knockout power, but Matthysse’s thunder is perhaps only matched by middleweight fighter “GGG” Gennady Golovkin. Both fighters were recently active; Matthysse’s demolition of Peterson was mentioned above while Garcia defeated Zab Judah in Brooklyn in March.
Floyd Mayweather Fight 2013 Undercard: Danny Garcia, Lucas Matthysse To Fight September 14 Before Mayweather, Canelo Alvarez Main Event
No hardcore fan will complain about having to fork over $75 for two fights so extraordinary. Maybe it’s to set the winner up for Mayweather’s next fight, and given the high price of Showtime doing business with Mayweather, they have little alternative but to pump up his next potential opponent due to the drop-off in marketable contenders after Alvarez. But if a dicey business decision by Showtime backed them into this kind of corner, we should count ourselves the lucky beneficiaries of its desperation. I’m scrounging here. Maybe it’s all a gigantic ruse, and they’ll pull the rug out from under us Saturday night after we have already forked over our money?