|Mayweather connects with a right to Canelo. Photo source: Google.|
In what was one of Mayweather’s finest performances in his fight against Canelo Alvarez, he was able to put the young Mexican to boxing school. Canelo is simply being just outclassed; Mayweather is too much for him to handle. But what is to be appreciated from the Mexican fighter though was his toughness as he remained standing for the whole 12 one-sided rounds in favor of Mayweather.
Mayweather is, at least, no doubt this generation’s Sugar Ray Leonard or could also be a combination of two or more great fighters of the decades past. But while there is a Leonard, there could also be a Hagler or a Duran or a combination of these two fighters this generation has produced. He is no other than the Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao.
These two fighters must fight each other. They are the best that this sport has produced for this generation and seeing them facing each other inside the squared circle will be one of the biggest and richest events in the history of boxing. It’s a fight everyone wants to see.
With Pacquiao’s two consecutive losses, Mayweather now tops boxing’s pound-for-pound list again. Pacquiao is scheduled to face Brandon Rios in November in Macau. A convincing win against Rios would once again bring Pacquiao back to the spotlight and a fifth fight with arc nemesis Marquez would be possible or a fight that everybody wants to see--a superfight with the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. That would all become possible next year.
Unless Mayweather faces Pacquiao and beat him, then I would say he's truly one of the greatest boxers of all time. His unbeaten record is only because he knows how to pick a fight where he knows he'll surely win. But against the Pacman, through his honest assesment, he will have to expose the risk of getting beaten.
Canelo Alvarez is overrated although he has an impressive record, too. But against Mayweather he's just not ready to face him yet. All these people thinking he is the one who could give Mayweather his first loss are just exagerrating.
Pacquiao is the only one who could beat Mayweather. And Mayweather knows that, that by the moment he will give Pacquiao a chance to fight him, his record will no longer be unblemished. That's why he has to do everything to avoid a Pacquiao fight. Or perhaps I was just wrong.