Canelo Alvarez: “I’m Not The Same Fighter From Six Or Seven Years Ago, This Saturday I Will Prove That”

By: Hans Themistode Canelo Alvarez has heard it all before. “He lost to Erislandy Lara.” “Floyd Mayweather gave him a boxing lesson.” “Austin Trout should have been given the decision.” During the early stages of his career, while Alvarez was already viewed as a great fighter, many believed that his close calls against pure boxers left him a bit vulnerable. With the Mexican star currently pegged to take on WBO super middleweight belt holder Billy Joe Saunders this weekend, there is a growing belief that the British native has the exact style to hand Alvarez the first loss of his career in nearly a decade. Despite those sentiments, Alvarez simply smiles whenever anyone questions his abilities to adjust to the pure boxing and counter punching style of Saunders. With so much experience under his belt, Alvarez can’t wait to dive into his new bag of tricks come fight night. “He’s a great fighter,” said Alvarez during their press conference. "He has a lot of abilities and he’s a southpaw but I’m not the same fighter from six or seven years ago. This Saturday I will prove that.” Alvarez, 30, will place his WBA, WBC and Ring magazine super middleweight titles on the line at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas Texas, in an attempt to snatch away the WBO title of Saunders and move one step closer to becoming an undisputed champion. The tension between both sides has been noticeable the moment their contest came to fruition several months ago. Saunders, 31, has remained adamant that the moment will not overwhelm him as roughly 70,000 screaming fans are scheduled to be in the arena. Regardless of the pressure seemingly on the shoulders of Alvarez, the Mexican star is unfazed by it all. While the entire event may appear to be pressurized, the pound for pound star simply shrugs his shoulders as he’s been down this road several times over. “I’ve been involved in a lot of big fights and this is just another day at the office.” The post Canelo Alvarez: “I’m Not The Same Fighter From Six Or Seven Years Ago, This Saturday I Will Prove That” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Canelo Alvarez: “I’m Not The Same Fighter From Six Or Seven Years Ago, This Saturday I Will Prove That”

By: Hans Themistode

Canelo Alvarez has heard it all before.

“He lost to Erislandy Lara.”
“Floyd Mayweather gave him a boxing lesson.”
“Austin Trout should have been given the decision.”

During the early stages of his career, while Alvarez was already viewed as a great fighter, many believed that his close calls against pure boxers left him a bit vulnerable. With the Mexican star currently pegged to take on WBO super middleweight belt holder Billy Joe Saunders this weekend, there is a growing belief that the British native has the exact style to hand Alvarez the first loss of his career in nearly a decade.

Despite those sentiments, Alvarez simply smiles whenever anyone questions his abilities to adjust to the pure boxing and counter punching style of Saunders. With so much experience under his belt, Alvarez can’t wait to dive into his new bag of tricks come fight night.

“He’s a great fighter,” said Alvarez during their press conference. "He has a lot of abilities and he’s a southpaw but I’m not the same fighter from six or seven years ago. This Saturday I will prove that.”

Alvarez, 30, will place his WBA, WBC and Ring magazine super middleweight titles on the line at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas Texas, in an attempt to snatch away the WBO title of Saunders and move one step closer to becoming an undisputed champion.

The tension between both sides has been noticeable the moment their contest came to fruition several months ago. Saunders, 31, has remained adamant that the moment will not overwhelm him as roughly 70,000 screaming fans are scheduled to be in the arena. Regardless of the pressure seemingly on the shoulders of Alvarez, the Mexican star is unfazed by it all. While the entire event may appear to be pressurized, the pound for pound star simply shrugs his shoulders as he’s been down this road several times over.

“I’ve been involved in a lot of big fights and this is just another day at the office.”

The post Canelo Alvarez: “I’m Not The Same Fighter From Six Or Seven Years Ago, This Saturday I Will Prove That” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

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“Got Your Hat!” Jake Paul Ignites Wild Fracas At Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul Press Conference

By: Sean Crose

Things apparently were going quite well at the Floyd Mayweahter-Logan Paul press conference in Miami to promote their June 6th pay per view bout. Then Logan's younger brother' Jake came in and things went crazy. "It turned into a Pier 6 brawl," Boxing Insider publisher Larry Goldberg said. "He (Jake) basically took Floyd’s hat." Which is something video evidence indicates is not a wise thing to so.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1390403776947933186

"I'm capable of kicking two asses in one night," Mayweather had said earlier, pointing to both Paul brothers. "The only thing that's fake on this stage is Floyd's hairline," Logan shot back. Things didn't get truly ugly until Jake and Floyd started jawing at each other. When Jake snatched Mayweather's hat off his head, things got out of hand.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1390404112941031431

"Got your hat," said Jake as Floyd's bodyguards piled on him in a far less than gentle fashion. An enraged Mayweather moved forward as his bodyguards buried Jake in a pile of flesh and security got involved. Things eventually settled down, though it wasn't clear if Mayweather would once more come out to address the media.

UPDATE: In what should probably come as a surprise to know one, Jack Paul appears to have gotten a black eye to go with Mayweather's hat.

The post “Got Your Hat!” Jake Paul Ignites Wild Fracas At Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul Press Conference appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

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