Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez are ramping up the promotion for their Sept. 14 fight in Las Vegas, and both hosted media workouts this week. The two fighters appear to be focused, training hard, and well prepared for their opponent. Canelo thinks he will be at his best for the fight, and a wise Mayweather is not overlooking the 23-year-old.
“He’s no pushover; I can’t overlook him,” Mayweather told the media this week. “I just have to go out and execute the game plan and do what I do best. Nothing worries me. I can make adjustments.
“This is a great matchup. He’s a puncher. I’m a sharp boxer. You know, a lot of times I hit these guys and I make them go into survival mode. Even in the Robert Guerrero fight I was looking for the knockout, but I hurt my hand. So I wasn’t impressed with myself — because I didn’t get the knockout. This time around, I’ll be looking for the knockout.”
While Mayweather says he will be looking for the knockout, Alvarez will also be looking to do damage. Canelo has 30 knockouts and feels that his game will be elevated facing the best.