Floyd Mayweather Jr. opened up his training camp to the media this week and in true Floyd style gave the people something to talk about. According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Mayweather had this to say about his fight with middleweight titleholder Canelo Alvarez:
This is a great matchup. He’s a puncher. I’m a sharp boxer,” he said. “You know, a lot of times I hit these guys and I make them go into survival mode. Even in the Robert Guerrero fight I was looking for the knockout, but I hurt my hand. So I wasn’t impressed with myself, because I didn’t get the knockout. This time around, I’ll be looking for the knockout.”
The undefeated Mayweather is coming off a dominant decision and welterweight title defense over Roberto Guerrero on May 4th. 22-year-old Alzarez is coming off his biggest win as a pro after defeating Austin Trout by unanimous decision to unify their 154-pound world titles.
Canelo is promoted by Golden Boy and one of Floyd Mayweather’s past victims in the ring, Oscar De La Hoya.
I’m very excited. This is the fight I have wanted for a while,” Alvarez told ESPN, “I will be the first to beat Floyd.”
Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez face-off September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and can be seen on Showtime PPV.