Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has insisted that Floyd Mayweather will call the shots on May 2 and decide whether or not his fight with Manny Pacquiao is entertaining.
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The Mexican sensation faced Mayweather back in 2013, and despite many experts suggesting that he would provide the unbeaten American with his toughest test yet, he was on the wrong side of a one-sided points loss.
Alvarez spoke about potentially facing Pacquiao himself in the future, but when asked for his assessment of the upcoming super-fight in Las Vegas, he insisted that much will depend on what approach Mayweather takes.
“Floyd is very smart. He can makes things frustrating or he can make a spectacular fight. He does not expose anything,” he told Fox Deportes, as reported by Sky Sports.
“In the past, he’s thrown very few shots and makes things difficult. If he exposes himself just a little bit more, we can get an enjoyable fight.
“Pacquiao comes forward and he’s always throwing a lot of punches, and he’s fast. He can complicate things with his movement as he did with (Timothy) Bradley and (Juan Manuel) Marquez. Hopefully the fight is attractive.”
Alvarez is adamant that Mayweather will dictate the fight, and is right in the sense that if the American opts to be ultra defensive and counter-punch, fans might not have the fight that they want to see.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao only knows to fight one way and especially in this fight he will need to be at his best aggressively and look to take the front-foot to let his combinations go.
While all eyes will be on Vegas on May 2, Alvarez is currently preparing for his next outing when he faces James Kirkland the following weekend.
‘Canelo’ has a 44-1-1 record, with many insisting that he could be the next big star attraction in boxing when the likes of Mayweather and Pacquiao call time on their careers as he has undoubtedly built up a huge following already despite being just 24 years of age.