Pound for pound king Canelo Alvarez took nothing away from his 2013 defeat to Floyd Mayweather, including the fact he was edged out on points.
The Mexican superstar, speaking not long ago to actor Eugenio Derbez, delineated his delusional ideals on the bout – which at that juncture was tagged ‘THE ONE’.
Oscar De La Hoya setup Canelo Alvarez in this bout because he wanted revenge so bad on ‘Money May’ for taking the “A Side Equation” from him and never looking back. So De La Hoya was trying to force Mayweather’s hands by saying he was afraid of this Mexican Fighter on the up and up who ended up taking on the prodigiously adept Floyd at the MGM Grand.
The result was close i.e. a (DRAW) on one of the scoring cards which saw “ADALAIDE BYRD” below, no longer have the right to ref major fights due to an uproar from boxing pundits and fight fans alike made consistently after her major gaffe on this bout along w/ many, many other fights.
She has a history of reffing results ironically in Canelo’s favor strangely but not viewed in the same fashion by many, many ringside eyes along with boxing fans watching the sport at these venues or on TV via Pay Per View.
Canelo found it extremely difficult to read Floyd Mayweather’s defensive style, due to him being an ‘Artful Dodger!’ Mayweather forced Alvarez to swung wildly many times and he just couldn’t find a rhythm because he was too, too slow. Inexperience and them being literally a gulf apart in boxing skills played big parts in this fight!
Floyd was toying with Canelo the whole fight! At one point he looked at the ring where Canelo swung at and missed his target by a mile to showcase why Canelo had no reasons sharing the same square circle with Floyd. This is what Floyd does, he makes ‘great or good fighters look very ordinary in the ring.’ It’s his “EveryMans’ Style trademark that has made him virtually unbeatable! He figures out his opponents, collect the data and then use what they do so well against them!
But in reflection, Canelo doesn’t even see the reverse as a blemish on his 53-1-2 record.
“I didn’t take it as a loss,” said Alvarez. “Afterward, I took it as an apprenticeship.
“I still didn’t have the experience to fight in those scenarios and it was a really boring fight” against “the best fighter in the world.”
On how much it damaged his aura of invincibility, Canelo added that he shook off the disappointment pretty quickly.