In the past there have been thousands of boxing fans who have repetitively accused Floyd Mayweather of ducking the best opponents out there. In addition to ducking Manny Pacquiao, Money May critics also accused him of avoiding Kostya Tszyu and Sergio Martinez. Due to his past of hand picking his opponents there was almost nobody who actually thought Mayweather would have the balls to accept a fight against Canelo Alvarez. After all, Alvarez is naturally bigger than Money May, is undefeated and has the punching power to hurt Mayweather.
Thankfully, it only took one tweet from the pound for pound king to shut up all of his haters.
“I chose my opponent for September 14th and it’s Canelo Alvarez,” Mayweather said Wednesday night on Twitter. “I’m giving the fans what they want. It will be at the MGM Grand.”
Canelo Alvarez will be, by far, the most dangerous opponent that Floyd Mayweather has ever faced as a professional boxer. In his 42 previous bouts, Money May has never had an opponent who has Canelo’s excellent combination of speed, power and a diehard fan base. Oscar De La Hoya came the closest to having all of those skills, but he was already well past his prime at the time that he fought Mayweather.
Even though he was already over the hill, De La Hoya was almost able to pull off the upset.
Canelo Alvarez has been getting progressively better with ever professional fight he has. In his fight against the previously unbeaten Austin Trout, Canelo finally showed excellent head movement and defense to go along with his dominating offensive skills.
Money May will certainly have the advantage in experience and pure boxing ability. He will enter the match as the favorite, but for the first time in his career there is a legit chance that he will lose. Canelo Alvarez has been believed to be the future of boxing for a few years now.
The future may finally come to fruition on September 14th.