Light-middleweight Boxing: Experience is key – Mayweather Jr

Floyd Mayweather Jr v Saul Alvarez boxing

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Floyd Mayweather Jr says his greater experience will give him the edge in Saturday’s light-middleweight unification fight against the unbeaten Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas.

Mayweather has won all of his 44 fights and says his track record over the years will prove pivotal when the pair go head-to-head at the MGM Grand.

Alvarez has 42 wins and a draw to his name from 43 contests, but at 36 Mayweather is 13 years his senior and believes the extra experience in the big fights will give him the advantage.

“When you bring the two together then it is a very interesting match-up,” Mayweather said.

“I’ve got a lot more experience than he has at this level. I think that is going to play a major key.”

Mayweather says he is feeling in great shape after returning to the ring in May with a unanimous points decision win over Robert Guerrero, but he will not be underestimating the Mexican.

“I feel like I am the best,” said Mayweather. “I’m dedicated to what I do and I feel no fighter works harder than me.

“I’ve been tested. I’ve been in there with guys that punch hard and every time I go into a fight people say ‘it’s going to be this guy [to beat you] or that guy’.

“We’ll just have to see. To me they are all just the same – an opponent in front of me.”

“Alvarez is a young strong champion. He represents Mexico well. He’s hungry, he’s dedicated to his craft.”


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