Canelo Alvarez Says He’d ‘Beat Floyd Mayweather’ if He Had This

Published 11/03/2021, 9:09 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)


Back in 2013, a young Canelo Alvarez entered the boxing ring against the greatest boxer of all time, Floyd Mayweather. ‘TBE’ was an undeniable favorite in that fight, but Alvarez, too, held some weight to his name.

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Alvarez was a young, fast, and accurate boxer, who was getting bigger with every fight. That said, his team thought it was the right time for him to lock horns with ‘Money’.

Unfortunately for him, he lost his undefeated streak with an MD loss and barely had any moments in the ring. Eight years later, the Mayweather loss remains the only blemish on Alvarez‘s decorated career.

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Recently, Es News broke one of Canelo’s recent statements, wherein he spoke about the Floyd Mayweather fight. “Canelo Says is if he knew then what He knows now “I’d beat Floyd Mayweather,” wrote Es News.

After that defeat, Canelo worked on his defense as Mayweather completely schooled him on this juncture. Moreover, he even brought in some punching variations and developed a well-rounded offensive and defensive game.

He honed this against different fighters and made adjustments to become a prolific technician.

Hence, he showed that he learned his lessons, took the L on his chin, and surged ahead with massive improvements throughout his remarkable career.

What would happen if Canelo Alvarez faces Floyd Mayweather today?

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Canelo Alvarez has a robust defense, and his punching power is astounding. Also, given that he is in his prime, a 31-year-old Alvarez would be a favorite against a 44-year-old Floyd Mayweather.

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)

Given Mayweather’s age and his struggles against Logan Paul, it’s clear that he wouldn’t be able to trade blows with Alvarez for 36 minutes.

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Watch this story – A Look Inside Canelo Alvarez’s Multi-Million Dollar Car Collection: Bugatti Chiron, Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, and More

The fight between these two was slated to go down in the history books only once. And a second meeting between the pair seems unlikely.

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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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