HeyF Saul “Canelo” Alvarez won Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013, when Money was in his prime against an opponent who had consolidated and was already a world champion, the current position of the Mexican fighter might not have been so good, and he would have gone crazy.
So thought Canelo Alvarez himself, who assured that a victory that evening could give him the fame and money that he has today, but this was not his moment, September 14, 2013 when Mayweather defeated him by decision on MGM Grand in Las Vegas. For Canelo, winning this could have driven him crazy with everything that could happen in his life, he admitted on DAZN Originals’ The Making Of.
“I always said that maybe if I had won that night, everything would have worked out for me. Fame, money, and maybe then it would not have turned out well. my time. That’s how I feel about it, it was not my time. It took me a few days to accept it,” Canelo said.
Canelo says today’s Mayweather fight would have been different
After this defeat came new titles, victories and the strengthening of the number one position in the world. He gained experience until he became one of the main figures in boxing in Mexico and the world, so a fight with Floyd would be today is completely different.
“It was just because of the experience. If I compare that Canelo to today’s Canelo, they are completely different. another fight now” Alvarez said.
Canelo prepares for third fight with Golovkin
Now the undisputed super middleweight champion is gearing up for a trilogy with Gennady Golovkin, which will be held on September 17 in Las Vegas. Canelo comes after losing a unanimous decision to Dimitri Bivol, a result that prevented him from winning his second title at 175 pounds, but now he is motivated and ready to rebuild the path to victory, as well as settle with Golovkin, with whom the rivalry is already personal.