Floyd Mayweather remains undefeated. On September 14th he takes on Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, the number one fighter at 154 pounds.
“I have to admit I was surprised that the fight was made for this year,” said Alvarez, as he addressed members of the media before the press conference began, via BoxingScene.com. “I thought he was going to take the fight next year, but I’m happy to be fighting this year against him.”
“I am very confident and I will be at my best on September 14th,” said Alvarez. “I’m intelligent and I believe I have the ability to outbox him throughout the fight.”
Mayweather has heard his opponents say that before every fight, and yet he keeps coming up victorious.
“I’m telling you, it’s different at this level,” Mayweather told the same members of the media after Alvarez addressed them. “You could plan everything against me, but it’s not the same.”
“This is the best fighting the best. I feel like I’m a lot sharper, especially if I’m not fighting once a year, but twice a year. It’s like a basketball player. If he doesn’t shoot enough jump shots, he becomes rusty. I feel healthy and strong, the same way I felt when I was 19.”
“I can’t trash-talk the guy because he’s not going to understand me,” said Mayweather. “He’s a mild-mannered guy, but I’m not going to overlook him.”
“It takes a lot to impress me and I’m proud of Canelo. I know he’s a fan of mine because I see a lot of me in Alvarez. Not only does he want to become one of the best pound for pound fighters, but he wants to be the first guy to knock me off my throne.”