Pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. has dismissed some of the opponents that upcoming foe Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has faced recently, including ex-opponent Ricky Hatton’s brother Matthew.
Alvarez, 22, was taken the full twelve rounds against former European welterweight champion Matthew in March 2011, although Mayweather has used that fact as fuel to dismiss the challenge that faces him on September 14.
“Canelo goes eight, nine rounds with fighters that are not up to scratch, whereas I have been facing the best for years,” said Mayweather at his recent media workout.
“Alvarez even went the distance with Ricky Hatton’s brother and I have been knocking fighter’s like that out. We will see if that makes a difference.”
Mexico’s finest Alvarez is undefeated in 43 contest since turning pro at the tender age of 15 and heads into his most high-profile bout to date as a considerable underdog despite the fact that many class him as a tough test for Mayweather,
36 year-old Mayweather himself was in top form at his much-anticipated media workout to promote the fight in Las Vegas and seems ready to once again prove he is the world’s best fighter against what many to perceive to be a world-class opponent next month.