Saul Alvarez: I am different from Mayweather's last opponents

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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez remains confident of becoming the first man to better Floyd Mayweather Jr. as they come to the end of their promotional tour.

The unbeaten Mexican is firmly confident of ending an era of Mayweather dominance come September 14. Although current pound-for-pound king Mayweather has looked at his usual brilliant best during his last three outings in the ring, Alvarez isn’t fazed.

According to WBA/ WBC Junior Middleweight champion Canelo had this to say: “Mayweather is difficult. He’s the worlds best pound for pound fighter, and the most difficult opponent of my career. He had his time in boxing and this is my time.”

Opinions are divided across the boxing world as to whether Canelo is yet ready and experienced enough to provide a realistic challenge for Mayweather, and at a catch weight of 152 pounds he has lessened any advantage he might have had.

Canelo was quick to disregard Mayweather’s former opponents as measuring sticks, stating: “Every opponent that he’s faced has been different. Robert Guerrero and Victor Ortiz are not like me. Miguel Cotto is not the same anymore. Miguel was great, but he was not in his prime when he faced Mayweather.”

Mayweather himself has behaving in a way that fans have become accustomed to. During the long press tour he has shown Alvarez respect, but at the same time has been far from quiet in terms of his own ability.

With many touting this bout to go down as one of the biggest of the last few decades, Alvarez will have to conjure up nothing short of a historical performance if he is to come away with his record remaining untarnished. 


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