COMMENTARY | Floyd "Money" Mayweather's scheduled Sept. 14 bout against fellow undefeated boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is arguably the biggest fight in boxing since the former's historic showdown against "The Golden Boy," Oscar De La Hoya, in 2007.
That's because Alvarez has built a decent fan base over the years, and the fact some folks see him as a legitimate threat to Money's unblemished record.
"Sugar" Shane Mosley, who has squared up against both men in the past, also thinks Canelo could pull off the upset if he comes prepared physically and mentally.
"Canelo definitely has the goods to beat Floyd Mayweather. He's young, he's strong, he has good speed, good power," Mosley said during a conversation with Bernardo Osuna. "He has all of the ability to beat Floyd. He just has to go in there and beat him. He can't be like, 'Floyd is smaller than me and I'm going to walk him down and beat him.' He has to treat this fight like he's fighting the best fighter in the world - because he really is."
On paper, the bout favors Mayweather (44-0-0, 26 KOs), but the fact odds-makers and many others expect Floyd to emerge victorious when the two meet Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas doesn't bother Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) and his handlers one bit. Alvarez seems determined to add Mayweather to his list of victims, with stories about sparring partners getting destroyed by an extremely motivated Canelo circulating around the boxing community.
However, Floyd Mayweather Sr. isn't particularly concerned about the rumors. Matter of fact, he doesn't even find them credible. That's because Sr. might actually have a spy embedded in Alvarez's camp.
"It's a bunch of BS," Floyd Sr. declared to Chris Robinson. "That's all it is, a bunch of BS. … I'm getting knowledge myself of what's going on. I'm getting a whole bunch of knowledge about what's going on. He tells his trainers what to do and his weight is still way up there. Like I said, none of that stuff is true they're talking about."
When asked to clarify if he has someone inside Canelo's camp feeding him information, Sr. remained coy.
"I'm just saying that something is leaking somewhere. That's all I've got to say," he responded.
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