Will it be Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, or Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez? As ‘The One’ draws upon us, predictions on the fight have been coming from all over. For weeks fight fans and boxers have been voicing their opinion on how they believe the bout will pan out.
People seem to be divided with their opinions. Some say the smarts and craftiness of Floyd (44W 0L 26kos) will prevail, while others are backing the youth and power of Alvarez (42W 30kos 1D). One thing is for certain though, one man will be served the first loss of his career, while the walks away with the WBA and WBC light middleweight titles.
Shane Mosley, who has battled and gone the distance with both men (Floyd in 2010 and Alvarez in 2012) believes the Mexican can achieve what 44 others have failed to do. “Canelo definitely has the goods to beat Floyd Mayweather. He’s young, he’s strong, he has good speed, good power. He has all of the ability to beat Floyd.”
Australian based, South African and former world champion Lovemore Ndou, who fought Alvarez in 2010 had this to say. “I fought one and sparred the other for weeks. One built up his record by beating up on smaller fighters whereas the other is a natural talent who has beaten every good fighter they have thrown at him. On top of that he trains harder than anyone else I know. So who is my pick? Mayweather on points. He will take Canelo into deeper water and expose him.”
So, who will be keeping that ever important 0 still on their résumé? 36 year old Floyd Mayweather, or 23 year old Saul Alvarez? We will find out Sunday, when all predictions and scenarios will be put to rest.