(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Babatis Banda: I am neither a boxer nor a boxing trainer but I can say with some accuracy, the factors that will be at play that night, 14th of September 2013. Looking at the strengths and weaknesses for both fighters, it is more logical to draw conclusions from some premise, than to make wild conclusions without basis. It is neither here nor there to just claim that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Saul “Canelo” Alvarez or the other way round, without looking at the factors at play. Here, I will try to look at the major ones at play.
POWER: Alvarez is strong and is a power puncher. Canelo is actually a lot bigger than Mayweather and he is heavy handed. The size of his arms is near to that of a heavy weight. His knockout ratio is impressive and is indicative of this power. On the other hand, Mayweather is not a heavy handed fighter. He is not known for his power though he has decent and sometimes, underrated power.
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