Mayweather vs. Canelo: Money Proves Age Isn't an Issue During Impressive Victory
The showdown between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez went the way many expected it to, as Money showed that his age is not an issue with a big win.
One storyline entering the fight was how Mayweather's age would fare up against Alvarez's experience. That turned out to be a non-issue at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Money walked away victorious for the 45th straight time to start his career, and he was his impressive in beating his younger opponent.
As ESPN noted, The 36-year-old looked like the younger one in the ring by the way he was moving around.
Canelo is 23 years old, Floyd is 36 years old. Right now, Canelo is moving like 36 and Floyd moving like 23.— ESPN (@espn) September 15, 2013
In an incredible decision, Money won in a majority decision. Although one judge scored the fight as a draw, everyone knew who won.
Alvarez's power was no match for the quick Mayweather. Canelo's delivery wasn't fast enough to land enough jabs on his opponent, and he had trouble avoiding the quick counters.
Things got heated early in "The One" after the two traded blows.
Mayweather was able to take control in the later rounds, as he just kept throwing punches. According to CompuBox(h/t Dan Rafael of ESPN.com), he landed 46 percent of his punches. He didn't throw as many punches as his opponent, but he landed nearly twice as many.
Despite being 13 years older than Alvarez, Mayweather looked as good as he was when he was younger.
His defense looked outstanding. Canelo was able to land only 117 out of 526 punches—or 22 percent—in large part due to Money's movement.
When Money is at his best, he uses great footwork to avoid his opponents. The 36-year-old was on top of his game on this night, and Alvarez couldn't make much happen. The younger fighter has a lot of power and the only way he was going to win was via knockout.
Canelo couldn't land enough strong blows, especially on the body. He had to settle for Money's arms more than he would have liked, which made it difficult to hurt his opponent.
Mayweather's movement made it impossible for Canelo to use his power to his advantage.
The later rounds again belonged to the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. As he always does, he beat up on his opponent thanks to great stamina. Alvarez continued to be frustrated as the rounds went on and Mayweather was able to land punches at will as the fight continued.
Fans should not have been surprised by the outcome.
Mayweather dominated Alvarez to earn the victory, and he looked like he has plenty left in the tank. He moved around and used quick counters to remain undefeated.
Age was supposed to be one of the only advantages that Canelo had, but it turned out to be a non-issue for Money. Mayweather proved that he can still execute his game plan to perfection at his age and his record remained perfect after outlasting Alvarez.
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