Saul Alvarez Feels That Oscar De La Hoya Won the Fight against Floyd Mayweather


WBC Super Welterweight Champion Saul “Canelo” Alavrez has been hard at work studying his upcoming opponent, pound for pound king, Floyd “Money” Mayweather.

He talked about previous fights where he felt that Mayweather has had problems and went on to explain that he could use those fights to help him in his preparation for the biggest fight of his career. “Cotto gave him a good fight. Oscar won the fight. I feel Oscar won the fight. Jose Luis Castillo didn’t win but he gave him a good fight. Those are the fights where Floyd has had problems and they penetrated his defense,” Alvarez explained.

Alvarez feels that Mayweather’s most recent fight against three division champion Miguel Cotto revealed a lot of weaknesses that he believes he can exploit when he faces Mayweather. “I’ve studied the Cotto fight. I saw that Cotto did a lot of good things. He stuck to his game plan. When he got in position he was able to score on Floyd, so I’ve been picking up on some of those things.” He went on to say, “Obviously he didn’t do it throughout the entire fight. That was why he didn’t win, but he had his spots where he looked very good, and he was able to penetrate and make Floyd look bad, so I’ve been able to pick up some things from the Cotto fight.”

Many of Mayweather’s opponents have had success early on, but Floyd eventually made the proper adjustments and ended up dissecting them later in fight, while remaining undefeated thus far in his career.

Alvarez feels that it will be different this time around come Sept. 14 and when asked if it is important to win the early rounds against Mayweather he replied, “All of them, it’s important to win all the rounds.”

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