Posts Tagged ‘Canelo Alvarez’

El Corrido de Canelo vs Chavez Jr

May 6, 2017

Este corrido si esta chingon. Pa cagarse de la risa.

Mayweather is THE ONE as he cruises to a Majority Decision over Canelo

September 16, 2013

Saturday’s fight at the MGM Grand Arena of Las Vegas had all the ingredients of a big fight. It had Floyd Mayweather, the undefeated veteran vs Canelo Alvarez, the undefeated young champion who was not only defending his belts but was looking to be the first boxer to hand Mayweather his first loss. What the fight also had, was the same result when Mayweather fights and that is a convincingly victory.  Floyd Mayweather gave Saul Canelo Alvarez a boxing clinic as he cruised to a Majority Decision. Since the fight was being billed as THE ONE, it was only fitting to find a judge that would stand out with their shocking card of 114-114. Unfortunately, “THE ONE,” judge who scored this fight a draw was also the same judge that gave Timothy Bradley the victory over Manny Pacquiao. The other judges had the fight 117-111 and 116-112. I had the fight 116-112.

In my pre fight analysis, I mentioned that if Mayweather cruises through the first 5 rounds then this fight will be a disappointment and it won’t live up to its hype and will become another convincingly Mayweather victory. And that is what we got. Canelo simply did not have an answer to Floyd’s speed and quick reflexes. I felt that when Canelo was thinking, Floyd was hitting him. To fight a fighter like Floyd, I think one has to throw punches in bunches. Let’s say of the 10 punches that you throw, if 4 connect and out of those 4, 2 end up hurting him. I call that success. Its better than throwing 1 or 2 punches and missing only to be countered by the same amount of punches one threw.

Mayweather’s experience, footwork, reflexes, defense and speed were too much for Canelo. Floyd Mayweather is simply the best boxer of our generation! Probably the best boxer in the history of the sport. Mayweather is in the Major Leagues while every other boxer is in Rookie Ball. They haven’t even made it to Single-A. That is how good Mayweather is. He is just on a league of his own. 

Canelo is still young enough to have a bright future. Their are some interesting fights for him. Canelo can fight Carlos Molina, who beat Ishe Smith to win the IBF super welterweight belt. If Cotto beats Rodriguez in October, a Canelo vs Cotto fight on Cinco de Mayo weekend for next year could be in the works. We’ll see what direction Team Canelo decides to go. 

As much as boxing fans wanted this fight to happen this past weekend, I wonder what would have happened if Team Canelo would have strategically called out Mayweather in 2015 when he would be in his last two fights of his 6 fight deal with Showtime. What would have happened had Canelo gained two more years of experience? Mayweather would have been 38 years old and Canelo 25. Maybe, Canelo’s chances would have been greater had he fought an aging Mayweather. 

As for Mayweather, there is no competition out there. Boxing fans would still want to see a Mayweather vs Pacquiao clash. So do I. But, I don’t see that happening. Not because Mayweather does his business through Golden Boy and Pacquiao is a Top Rank fighter. I don’t see it happening because Bob Arum won’t make it happen. We all know that Floyd and Manny want to fight each other. I think Arum knows that Pacquiao possesses the quickness and the offensive traits, but he lacks the defensive skills to beat Floyd. If Mayweather were to fight Pacquiao, I not only see Mayweather winning but he may end up knocking Pacquiao ala Hatton style. 

There is no one in the welterweight division that can give Mayweather problems. Part of me still wants to see a rematch between Mayweather vs Ortiz simply because of the way it ended. I would want to see what would have happened as the fight went on. The names that people will be throwing out for Floyd’s next will fight will be Danny Garcia, the winner of Alexander/Khan, Sergio Martinez, and GGG. If Mayweather decides to come back down to 147 then it is safe to say that Mayweather vs Garcia will be meeting up to fight each other next year during Cinco de Mayo weekend.

For pictures of the fight go to:

http://www.boxingscene.com/photos-mayweather-dominates-canelo-huge-gallery–69650

Mayweather vs Canelo Pre Fight Analysis

September 14, 2013

Mayweather Weigh In

Canelo Weigh In

Mayweather vs Canelo

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Mayweather vs Canelo Face Off1

Mayweather vs Canelo Face Off

The time has come for the most anticipating boxing fight in years! If yesterday’s weigh in was an indication of how big this fight is going to be, one can be sure that tonight, THE ONE will break the all time PPV record set back in 2007 when Oscar fought Floyd and sold 2.5 million PPV buys.

Canelo looked calm heading into the weigh in and tip the scales at 152 lbs while Floyd came in at 150.5 lbs. During the usual face off between the fighters, Floyd looked like he was trying hard to get some psychological advantage over Canelo but that didn’t work as Canelo looked calm and looked straight into the eyes of Mayweather while Floyd was chewing his gum fast and trying to get a mental edge.

When it came time for both fighters to hold the belt, Floyd was trying to tell Canelo to hold to his share of the belt, but Canelo wanted no part of that. Canelo was focused and I would even say he won the psychological round over Mayweather.

This fight is clearly the most anticipating fight in boxing in years. If boxing fans couldn’t get Mayweather vs Pacquiao, this fight was the most talked about fight in the boxing community. I have to give thanks to Golden Boy Promotions for putting this fight together.

Now everyone knows that Mayweather lives for this type of fight. We can’t say the same thing about Canelo, although he has been able to draw massive crowds to his previous fights but tonight’s fight is a whole new level. This is the Major Leagues of Boxing, the Masters, the Super Bowl. It doesn’t get any bigger than today. And by all accounts, Canelo has been able to take everything in stride and looks focus and well prepared.

Canelo has several advantages such as age, size, strength, and is a natural super welterweight fighter. Mayweather has his experience, defense, speed and his ring intelligence.

Tonight’s fight is basically a chess match with boxing gloves. I feel that Canelo has to try to dictate the pace of the fight from the opening round. Do not let Mayweather control the fight from the first round on. Canelo needs to throw Floyd off his game plan quick by applying pressure to the body. If Canelo is able to control the pace, work the body and land combinations, Floyd may be stepping into unknown territory in that he will have to try to land back into a familiar area which is countering and throwing quick jabs and controlling the fight with his defense and speed.

Canelo possesses the biggest obstacle to Mayweather. If Canelo can’t crack the defense code, then I don’t see anyone beating Floyd in the near future.

Canelo has to fight smart. Keep his calm and let him counter Floyd’s punches. If he plans on beating Floyd, he will do it by keeping his compusure and sticking to his game plan. Do not let his emotions get in the way of the biggest task at hand.

I will not be surprised if Canelo ends up knocking Floyd down in the late rounds but I also don’t see Floyd allowing himself to get caught either.

Floyd is a master technician. His defense is one thing but Floyd also had some power. If Floyd takes the first 5 rounds of the fight then this fight will be a disappointment in that Floyd will cruise with a overwhelming Unanimous Decision.

As a Mexican, my heart is rooting for Canelo but my boxing mind is rooting for Floyd. Canelo to win either has to knock out Floyd, which seems like an impossible task or clearly overwhelm Floyd with body punches and executing his game plan to pull a split decision. As for Floyd, he just has to do what he always does and that is adapt to what his opponent is bringing him.

Part of me wants to see Canelo win so that we can get the rematch during Cinco de Mayo weekend of next year.

I hope the fight lives up to its hype. So in a couple of hours we will see who is THE ONE.

Weigh-In: Mayweather vs Canelo, Garcia vs Matthysse

September 14, 2013

Pics of Mayweather vs Canelo Press Tour at LA Live

July 5, 2013

Here are some pictures I took from the press tour of the Mayweather vs Canelo fight that happen on Tuesday, July 2nd at LA Live.

On paper this is an amazing fight. The fight itself sold out in less than 24 hours. September 14 has the potential of being the Super Bowl of Boxing but only if the undercard is stack with 3 other amazing fights. Let’s wait and see what other fights will be added to Mayweather vs Canelo card