Canelo Alvarez on Mayweather-McGregor

By Robert Ecksel on August 25, 2017
Canelo Alvarez on Mayweather-McGregor
Canelo couldn’t care less about the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

“I can see Floyd stopping him late on or it being a whitewash and him winning every second of every round…”

With his fight against Gennady Golovkin just a few weeks away, Canelo Alvarez couldn’t care less about Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. He sees their encounter for what it is. He also knows what it is not.

“As a fighter I’m not really interested in watching it,” said Canelo, “because McGregor has no experience in boxing and we all know what’s going to take place.”

For reasons that have not been adequately explained, knowing what’s going to take place in advance appears not to matter. Suspense will be replaced with sheepish awareness, and that won’t matter either.

“It’s going to be an easy one-sided boxing match for Mayweather,” repeated Canelo, “so I’m not really interested.”

Canelo fought Mayweather in 2013 when was 22 years old. Floyd took him to school and handed him his first and only loss. But Canelo has improved since then. He’s about to fight a world-class fighter.

Floyd is fighting a novice.

“I think the people know if they want to see a sideshow, they’ll see that fight,” said Canelo. “I can see Floyd stopping him late on or it being a whitewash and him winning every second of every round.

“But if they want to see a real competitive fight—a real fight—they’ll go ahead and buy my fight with Golovkin.”

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