Saying “in any ring, I will always come out victorious,” legendary prizefighter Floyd Mayweather expects to overwhelm Saul Alvarez.
Throwing fists at a catchweight of 152 pounds, Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) and Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) will meet on September 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In an utterly brilliant showing, Mayweather earned a unanimous decision triumph over an outclassed Robert Guerrero on May 4.
"The Earth is my turf," said Mayweather, 36, a five-division, eight-belt capturer who earned The Ring “Fighter of the Year” in 1998 and 2007. "You can put me in any ring and I will always come out victorious. It's always been one of my ultimate goals to get to the pinnacle of the sport and push myself to the limit by facing the best. He's a young champion. What else can I say?"
Comparatively, a fierce redhead steamrolling toward greatness, Alvarez most recently vacated the squared circle on April 20 after outscoring Austin Trout to unify the WBC and WBA super world light middleweight titles.
Displaying dazzling head movement, Alvarez landed thunderous blows throughout the 36 minute affair against Trout (26-1, 14 KOs) and floored the crafty New Mexican with a powerful straight punch to the kisser early in the seventh round.
"In the sport of boxing, it's everybody's time, and this is my time," said Alvarez, 22, a Mexican superstar who has been boxing professionally since the ludicrous age of 15. "[I want] to be the best. (I want) to go down in history as the guy who beat the guy people consider the best. I'm going to win."
Defeating Miguel Cotto to acquire the WBA (Super) & WBC Diamond light middleweight crowns in May 2012, Mayweather is one of the premier performers in the annals of pugilism.
A defensive virtuoso defying Father Time with an incredible work ethic, the reigning pound-for-pound king should ultimately outwork “Canelo” and emerge even more celebrated.
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