The biggest fight of 2013 will be Floyd "Money" Mayweather (44-0, 26 KO) vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO) on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Whether you are a casual boxing fan or a hardcore enthusiast who never misses a fight, this is a guaranteed brawl that will satisfy every fan who tunes in. While Mayweather hasn’t been the most entertaining fighter over the last few years, Alvarez will bring the best out of the champion.
If you are looking to watch this event as it happens, all of the following information will direct you to a night full of boxing enjoyment.
Fans don’t want to miss Mayweather vs. Canelo.
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
When: Sept. 14, 2013
TV: Showtime PPV
Live Stream: Sho.com
Alvarez’s Keys to Victory
The biggest key for Alvarez in Saturday’s fight will be following his corner’s game plan. The young star may have plenty of fights on his resume, but none will hold a candle to the magnitude of the test he will face this weekend.
Alvarez must understand that Mayweather loves to fight defensively and use his counterpunches to win decisions. With a focus on landing shots to the body early, Canelo will be trying to get Money to drop his arms over the course of the fight and open up the opportunity to land punches to the head.
The biggest strength for Alvarez is the power he has in his hands. If the Mexican star can maintain that power throughout the 12 rounds and not let stamina become an issue, Mayweather will have a hard time stopping the effectiveness of the shots.
Coupled with his elite speed, Canelo’s biggest key will be his power.
Mayweather’s Keys to Victory
Floyd Mayweather didn’t spend his entire career undefeated with just luck on his side. The veteran knows every trick in the book and has the mental and physical advantage in this bout.
The polarizing star has been through the biggest fights and came out standing every time. While there is little doubt that Alvarez will bring a unique mix of power punches and speed, it is nothing that Mayweather hasn’t faced and conquered before.
Money will once again bring his defensive mindset to the squared circle. With his own mix of speed and power, Mayweather has perfected the art of using defense to create offense. Alvarez’s aggressive style will open up holes for Money to exploit.
As long as Mayweather can keep the damage he accumulates in the early rounds down, the lack of big-fight experience for Canelo will hurt his stamina. That will afford Money the opportunity to land hard shots and win rounds decisively.
Prediction: Mayweather via Unanimous Decision
While Alvarez has the power and mental strength to stand toe-to-toe with Mayweather and do serious damage, Money is too smart and experienced to fall into the challenger’s traps.
Canelo will push the pace of the fight early, but Mayweather will use his elite defense to keep the damage low. As the Mexican champion begins to lose his momentum, Money will be able to go on the offensive and land the shots necessary to win each round.
The future is extremely bright for Alvarez, but Mayweather will walk out of Las Vegas still undefeated.