Canelo Alvarez Displays On Floyd Mayweather Loss: “I Wanted To Combat First With (Miguel) Cotto, (Erislandy) Lara And All Of These Guys And Then Floyd” | BoxingInsider.com


Posted on 03/18/2021

By: Hans Themistode

On the time, Canelo Alvarez believed he was as prepared as may be.

Going into his 2013 showdown in opposition to Floyd Mayweather Jr., the prevailing thought surrounding their contest was that the Mexican product was good however he merely wasn’t ready for what Mayweather delivered to the desk.

Within the thoughts of Alvarez although, the timing was good. On the age of 23, Mayweather was significantly older at 36. Regardless of the age hole, Mayweather proved that no matter youth being on the aspect of Alvarez, expertise was firmly in his nook.

Quick ahead seven years later and Mayweather has lengthy since retired whereas Alvarez has gone unbeaten since then. Trying again now, the present unified tremendous middleweight champion believes the opponents he took on after he fought Mayweather ought to have come earlier than he stepped into the ring in opposition to him.

“I all the time assume I wanted to combat first with (Miguel) Cotto, (Erislandy) Lara and all of these guys after which Floyd,” stated Alvarez on Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson. “I wanted extra expertise and extra maturity.”

Alvarez would ultimately face and defeat each Cotto and Lara, however not earlier than Mayweather, which partly, Alvarez believes led to his majority resolution loss. A dejected Alvarez sulked on his means again to his locker on the evening because it was the primary, and to this point solely, lack of his profession. Whereas he admits that he was disillusioned in his efficiency, he has since turned that adverse end result right into a optimistic.

The Mexican celebrity has gone on to win world titles in 4 completely different weight courses and is at present making an attempt to turn out to be the primary undisputed tremendous middleweight champion of all-time.

Like every typical boxing match, Alvarez sits again as each his identify and document are stated out loud by the ring announcer earlier than any of his bouts formally start. Whereas the quantity within the win column has continued to go up, the one-loss on his resume continues to remain the identical.

Though he isn’t arguing in opposition to the choose’s resolution on that evening at hand Mayweather the victory, Alvarez doesn’t view his loss to the newly elected Corridor of Famer as such.

Greater than something, it was a teachable second merely disguised as a defeat.

“I don’t assume that combat like I lose. I take that combat like I be taught from that combat.”



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