Canelo Alvarez Proves Ready For Floyd Mayweather


The Boxing Gods always find a way to get their revenge on fighters who have cheated fate. In the past, Floyd Mayweather played the role of a sneaky coward when it came to the possibility of facing Manny Pacquiao in his prime. Eventually father time caught up with Pacman which finally provided Money May with a legit reason for never fighting him.

Just when it looked like Floyd Mayweather lucked out and outlasted his nemeses, a new star shines brightly on the boxing world. You may know him better by the name of Canelo Alvarez.

On Saturday night Canelo Alvarez silenced all of his critics by defeated the previously undefeated Austin Trout at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Although the fight wasn’t a blowout victory by any means, Canelo was an uncontroversial winner by unanimous decision. You can argue that the official scorecards should have been much closer than they were, but you cannot argue the outcome. Canelo earned his victory over Trout.

More impressive than the victory itself was the obvious improvements that Canelo has made since the last time we have seen him in the ring. Not too long ago, his biggest weakness was arguably his lack of head movement and overall defensive skills. He was always a dominant offensive fighter, but he used to leave himself open for counter punching. That wasn’t the case on Saturday night.

You would be hard pressed to find more than a handful of better boxers than Austin Trout. It’s not like Canelo walked into the Alamodome and beat an average boxer. Even after the loss Trout will be considered as the second best light middleweight in the world. Before his defeat to Canelo, he was on the verge of breaking into most top 10 pound-for-pound rankings.

With Canelo’s big victory over Austin Trout, a new potential “mega-fight” was born. For a couple of years now people have wondered when Alvarez would be ready to challenge Floyd Mayweather. IT would appear that the time is now. Although he is still very young, Canelo has already cleaned out his division and has nobody else to fight. He’s also arguably already a bigger international draw than Money May.

Mayweather may have been lucky enough to outlast Manny Pacquiao, but Canelo isn’t going anywhere. If Mayweather refuses to face yet another mega star, he will go down in history as the biggest coward to ever lace up the gloves. There is no reason that a Mayweather vs. Canelo matchup shouldn’t happen later this year of early 2014.

On second thought, there is one logical reason why it may never happen. Money May has to get by Robert Guerrero first.

About Brian Ethridge
Brian Ethridge is the founding owner and current Editor-in-Chief of He has covered the sport of Boxing for nearly 10 years and has been a hardcore fan of the sweet science since birth.

7 Comments on Canelo Alvarez Proves Ready For Floyd Mayweather

  1. TrueBoxingFam // April 21, 2013 at 12:02 am // Reply

    Wow, this is a garbage article at best, ” biggest coward to ever lace up the gloves”?, please tell me this is some kind of a joke. So many crap boxing articles these days you wonder where they find these “writers”…

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  2. Totally agree with this article. Mayweather never had a problem with MP, (even openly applauding Manny at several of Manny’s fights), until of course that force of destruction challenged him. Then FM hd a problem with Manny. Now we see it starting all over again with Canelo.

    In trying to protect his “0” Floyd may be more remembered how he “skillfully” navigated around more dangerous fighters to preserve his legacy.

    Actually, I wouldn’t mind seeing Floyd fight Canelo or Austin. While Canelo can certainly hurt Floyd while limiting returning punishment (especially with his recent display of excellent defensive skills), Austin may be just as good of a boxer as Floyd. Funny thing though, Floyd is still seriously considering fighting Devon Alexander. What’s up with that?

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  3. Am I the only one who knows Canelo would beat the sh*t outta Floyd? I was at the Canelo fight last night and let me tell you, he is amazing. He’s slick, fast, powerful, and can take a punch. A lotta people are saying the scores were way off. I don’t think so. He out classed Trout the entire night. Trout threw more punches but Canelo dodged and ducked most of them. When Canelo landed his punches, they counted. And I’ll be the first to say that Floyd is gonna go down as one of boxing’s all time best. But, his reign is coming to an end. If he wants to keep that zero, he better stay far away from Canelo.

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  4. mayweather is a w/w, canelo is super m/w, canelo should be fighting martinez. mayweather has to go up and down,to pleases the sports writers.

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  5. You’re crazy. Canelo is too reckless for Mayweather. Easy, easy fight for Floyd. Could have been easy for Trout, if he kept Canelo inside his right foot, circled to Canelo’s left, and not just set, and wait for Canelo. Canelo would have had to reach with the right, and open up to throw the left.

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  6. Santosonly // April 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm // Reply

    To everyone who thinks Floyd is too small for Canelo: Then why does Floyd currently hold a middleweight belt?

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  7. Na Canelo’s not really reckless. He did throw some wild punches at Trout, but only because Trout had a 2 1/2 inch reach advantage. Canelo knew that he had to keep distance to win that fight. Which he did and it worked. He wouldn’t have that problem with Floyd. Floyd is much smaller than Trout and Canelo could get inside a little easier. And yes Floyd is a w/w, but like Santosonly already mentioned, he does hold a middleweight belt, so now he has to defend it, or give it up.

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