Mayweather vs. Cotto: Why Saul Alvarez vs. Shane Mosley Will Steal the Show
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When youngster Saul Alvarez takes on veteran Shane Mosley, it will be the chance that "Canelo" needs to show the world that he is a serious boxing star. No more Friday Night Fights for him.
The 39-0-1 Alvarez will be looking to climb from the ranks of the unknown to the top tier. He will be facing off with a 40-year-old Mosley, who knows the time on his career is running out.
Mosley told the Los Angeles Times about his chances and addressed his possible retirement after this fight:
My experience, my speed and power will make a lot of difference. The original plan might’ve been that I’m through, but maybe now they know I’m not through. Canelo might come out tentatively, thinking I’m washed up. When he sees I’m not, uh-oh, what will he do?
If I get hurt and knocked out, yeah, I might leave this alone. Different things can happen in there, though. If they stop it early or there’s foul play, then no.
In what should be everything both men have in their tanks, this could turn into a one-sided brawl that leaves Mosley looking like the shell of a man that fought Manny Pacquiao. If Alvarez can get on the offensive and keep Mosley on his heels, he will destroy the veteran.
With odds favoring Mayweather and Cotto going the distance, the knockout will more likely come from the Alvarez vs. Mosley fight. If anyone’s getting knocked out, it’s the fragile Mosley.
Alvarez has proved that he can be as dangerous as they come, and a decisive win over a former great would be the kind of notch in his belt that Canelo needs to take that next step into the mainstream lexicon.
Don’t be surprised if we talk more about Saul Alvarez Sunday than we do Floyd Mayweather.
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