Floyd Mayweather Once Gave a 3-Word Reality Check for Canelo Alvarez Fans

Published 05/09/2022, 7:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: (L-R) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right to Canelo Alvarez 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)

Canelo Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather are the top-notch rivals in the sport of boxing. Though the latter is no longer a part of competitive matchups, he barely misses the chance to boast that he taught lessons to the Mexican star. In a media event, after listening to fans lauding Canelo, ‘The Pretty Boy’ of boxing gave a 3-word reality check.

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Floyd Mayweather was once part of the post-fight press conference at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. While discussing Canelo’s aura, ‘The Best Ever‘ reflected on his experience of defeating him.

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He said, “You could take a guy like Canelo. This guy can do it, he can pick and choose who even wants to fight and I’m going to tell you the truth about Canelo. M0therf***** easy man, take a walk easy. Y’ll sitting up here. Y’ll praising this dude. This dude was nothing. I was almost 40 years old when I cooked this dude easy. You’re always disrespecting our fighters.”

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Notably, the former five-weight division champ met the then-rising Mexican star in the ring in 2013, where he handed over the first loss to Canelo.

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The pair squared off in the ring for the light-middleweight championship title on September 14, 2013. The bout turned out to be a super fight as both were undefeated warriors, one hailing from Mexico and the other from the USA.

The hype for the clash was so much that it sold the entire MGM Grand Garden Arena and did record sales on pay-per-view. Canelo Alvarez stepped inside the ring to register the biggest upset by outclassing the champ. However, it did not happen, as he had never faced a fighter of Mayweather’s magnitude.

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The classical power puncher tried every weapon from his arsenal but all went ineffective, as Mayweather was too good to be hurt. Though the bodywork scored well for Canelo, it was not enough to clinch a victory.

On the hand, Mayweather came as an aggressor. He used his jab heavily to keep Canelo from closing the distance. His footwork was just too quick for Canelo.

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Overall, it was a dominating performance by Mayweather.

What do you think of Mayweather’s words about defeating Canelo? Let us know in the comments below.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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