Canelo Alvarez Optimistic About Defeating Floyd Mayweather in a Rematch: “Without a Doubt I Would Beat Him”

Published 04/14/2021, 5:58 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: (R-L) Canelo Alvarez throws a right at Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


With his paramount boxing abilities, Canelo Alvarez has become a household name in the world of boxing today. He has enjoyed a decorated career and is showing no signs of slowing down. Until now, he has confronted some of the best fighters in the business and fared exuberantly against most of them, barring one. i.e. Floyd Mayweather.

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Alvarez and Mayweather fought each other in 2013, wherein the Mexican boxer succumbed to his first and only loss. Subsequently, Alvarez proved to be one of the most improved boxers of all time and has won multiple world championships. Moreover, he feels if Mayweather fights him today, he can hand the undefeated boxer his maiden defeat.

Speaking to Univision, Alvarez said, “Without a doubt I would beat him, it would be a very different fight. I am a more mature fighter, it would be a totally different fight.” (h/t Boxing Scene)

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In a 12 round war between Mayweather and Alvarez, the former was the undeniable favorite, but many expected Alvarez to turn the tables. However, ‘Money’ battered his young adversary to the pulp and registered a sensational win.

After that fight, the pair never re-matched, but Alvarez took that loss into his stride and moved ahead to cement his reign. Today the 30-year-old is the best pound-for-pound boxer on the planet and is nowhere close to done.

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Can Canelo Alvarez pragmatically beat Floyd Mayweather in a rematch?

A young Canelo’s experience and boxing prowess was overshadowed when he fought Mayweather for the very first time. Following that defeat, he raised his game to the next level.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 11: Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and Canelo Alvarez hold a WBC super welterweight championship belt during the final news conference for their bout at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on September 11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighters will meet in a WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight on September 14 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Alvarez is one of the best stylistic pugilists present today. By adding constant wins to his resume, he has already begun walking on the legendary path. That said, if he fought Floyd Mayweather by any chance today, he would provide ‘Money’ with a sturdy in-ring test.

But a rematch between the pair won’t really come to fruition, as Mayweather is only looking to fight non-boxers in exhibition bouts.

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What do you draw off Alvarez’s aforementioned comments?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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