Originally Posted by WWRWestbrookDo?
If you go on Boxing forums all the haters are talking about the 152 catch weight
Can't make everyone happy I guess but its better than the 147 weight..
I bet you people are going to say Mayweather left 147 to duck Matthyesse haha
Same thing if you go back a page on this thread.
Funny thing is, I'd bet 99-percent of it is coming from Pacquiao fans, who is the king of the catchweight. I wonder if they had a problem with Pacquiao forcing Cotto to come down to 145 even after Manny had fought DLH at full welterweight? I'm thinking no.
I've never been wild about catchweights. I would have preferred this fight to happen at 147 or 154, but if ever a fight made sense to have at a catchweight, it's this one. Regardless, Alvarez will have an enormous size advantage on a fight night and I highly doubt the 2 pounds at the weigh-in will make any difference at all.
A lot of times, this is more about a pride thing during negotiations. Sad but true. Still, Floyd will probably come into the fight around 152. I think that is about as big as he can get without losing some of what makes him great. And, Floyd came up five pounds from where he's champ, while Canelo came down 2.
The fight itself? I'm on record as saying it won't all that close and I expect Floyd to give Canelo a boxing lesson. I don't think Canelo is even close to seasoned enough to step in against far and away the best pure boxer of a generation.
With that said, Mayweather has never fought a guy close to this big. Sergio Martinez completely overmatched JCC Jr. for 10 rounds before the weight really started wearing on him. By the 11th, he was running on fumes and he was lucky to make it out of the fight.
Now, Mayweather is a lot better than Martinez, but Canelo is also a lot better than JCC Jr.
Usually, Floyd is the one whose conditioning completely outshines his opponent. It has been that way his whole career. If ever there's a fight where he really has to get in great condition for a complete 12 rounds of boxing, it's this one.
Also, can't help but LOL at some of the Mayweather haters backpedaling so quickly, they're about to twist an ankle. Slow down, guys.