Ahead of his toughest challenge in six years, pound for pound best Floyd Mayweather Jr. believes that a top official has been appointed for his clash with young contender Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
The 36 year-old, who is gearing up to defend his standout 44-0 record, fights Alvarez in what should amount to a record-breaking PPV event and sees the third man in the ring, Kenny Bayless as an ideal choice for the high-profile encounter.
“Kenny Bayless, he’s a great referee. He’s fair,” Mayweather stated. “I think he’s going to let us fight. A lot of times you’ve got refs that’s always trying to break up the action, and Kenny Bayless is one guy – he’s not for the bull (sh**). He likes to treat every fighter fair.
“I’m comfortable with whoever (though). My job is just to go out there and compete. It doesn’t matter who is the referee or the judges. I just want to be treated fair, of course. I feel like both fighters should be treated fair. I feel like they chose the right judges. I feel like they chose the right referee. Now it’s time for me and Canelo to go out there and give you guys excitement!”
Alvarez, 23, looked ice cool at last night’s weigh-in for the multi-million dollar blockbuster and is fancied more than most previous challengers to run Mayweather close and possibly cause a huge upset at the MGM Grand.
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