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By Chuck Checkman, TrickingIsTricking.com
The “PrettyBoy” Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. vs Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight has reminded us all of the cliché phrase ‘age before beauty’. And in this particular case it is certainly age that defies beauty. The incredibly young and gifted Canelo Alvarez fights with a style that many experts consider “flawed” while exposed to Floyd Mayweather’s timing and superb technique in the boxing ring.
Many of the predictions from both the respective fighters and boxing fans alike were dead wrong. Could it be perhaps that people were naive enough to have actually placed wagers (betted) on the Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez fight card based on their sheer hatred and disgust for the man of whom so many regarded as the “loudmouth” of the professional sports world? Well if so, then done quite foolishly indeed. The last time around I provided an in-depth analysis as to how exactly a Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez fight rematch would benefit both of these extraordinarily talented fighters, overall.
Here’s why a rematch between the Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez fight probably won’t ever happen regardless of Mayweather’s claims of not ever resisting other fighters’ challenges. The Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez fight would likely break even the same numerous all-time record marks that it had previously shattered long before the fighters’ first bout. However, the men/women who are behind the scene at the negotiating table may not see eye to eye. Look at it this way: the 1st meeting between the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez fight took as long as it did because of management and politics.
You must understand that in the sport of professional boxing a fighter doesn’t always generally have a ‘say so’ type of authoritative-role. And on another note, everybody’s got to be paid.
Many a fighter have gone bankrupt in fulfilling these obligations over the course of their career. For Mayweather, cementing his legacy; already done, forget about it. Canelo Alvarez on the other hand still has to accomplish a lot more within the ring and face tougher opponents. Which brings to light the question in mind – what was Canelo Alvarez possibly thinking when he decided to fight Floyd Mayweather?Do these fighters actually believe that they’re really that great?
Youth is what would further hinder Alvarez in a rematch with the living legend, aside from Canelo’s tendency to fatigue in later rounds. Mayweather’s disadvantages include only 1; and that is Mayweather’s aggressiveness. Lookup any of his previous professional bouts while under attack from the opposition and it’s easy to tell that Mayweather’s going to fight back and destroy whoever’s in front of him. Mayweather’s aggressiveness toward a plentiful puncher such as Canelo Alvarez’s fight-instict allows a possibility for Mayweather to become vulnerable. Remember the initial 3 rounds of Mayweather vs Mosley?
Still, Canelo doesn’t possess nearly even a fractional boxing i.q. that is Mayweather’s and the more combinations that Alvarez is likely to offensively execute, the likelier they are to miss their lightning-quick target in Mayweather. Mayweather on second thought, contrary to what his critics who have little to no personal boxing experience themselves possesses a very strong and robust chin. I highly doubt that a Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez fight rematch would result in Mayweather hitting the canvas. This guy is just too much of a talented fighter. Critics were right and I agree that the Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez fight card should go down as 1 of the most anticipated ever.
With this elite pair of fighters this was a real game changer so to speak. But we’ll just ultimately have to ride the bench and wait along as we speculate if whether or not a legendary fight rematch will ensue. Another critical factor in the decision of the Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez fight lies within the fighters’ purse.
With pay-per-view ratings bursting through the ceiling during the 1st time around even months prior to the scheduled fight night event, don’t expect Mayweather to accept a 50%/50% even-split. Perhaps this was the reason as we all speculated that a scheduled fight was withheld between fighters Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao even. We may only wonder.
But as far as boxing fundamentals go, Mayweather wins easily hands down. These factors are important in this particular type of fight showdown that isn’t necessarily considered among fighters on virtually any other platform. If footwork and handspeed were any indicator of who’d win the rematch then I’d personally choose Mayweather as the victor.
Endurance would have to go to Mayweather over Alvarez as well. From viewing film of a lesser experienced Canelo Alvarez fight of previous victory he seems likelier to be struck much easier by a Mayweather lead-left in a rematch between them that has ruined so many of Mayweather’s toughest competitors.
Rumour Has It That A Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez fight Rematch Has Already Been In The Works
This is both true and false. If determining whether there will actually be a part 2 of a Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez fight we’d have to evaluate both of the respective fighters’ contractual agreements. Alvarez being the challenger of the original Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez fight, would likely earn a purse lesser than that of money Mayweather.
There is however a clause in which the Mayweather camp opts to “holdout entirely” if money Mayweather’s demands are not met at a very detail-oriented perspective of 90%. Basically, this sets the stage so that no matter what occurs during those scheduled pre-fight negotiations Mayweather’s opponent Alvarez would be subject to agreement in nearly whatever it is that the Mayweather team should demand.
To further understand this clause think back to when Floyd Mayweather’s management failed to reach an overall agreement with the consistent efforts of Manny Pacquiao’s own management team. Mayweather himself has stated repeatedly that he will never accept the lesser amount of a purse nor even equally accept a traditional 50/50 split of the earnings.
I do believe that Mayweather stands firm on his promises. But really, can you even blame the man? After further analysis it appears that although money expects the win in a Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez fight sequel, Mayweather takes the favor within a series of contractual stipulations set forth to enhance yet still both his monetary earnings as well his near future.
As long as he’s got at least $50,000,000.00 guaranteed unto him prior to each fight weigh-in leading into his remaining bouts, Mayweather by far continually stands to gain more leverage from his purse alone than any other human athlete in the world’s combined salary including endorsements.
The amazing thing is that Mayweather makes far more money than even the #2 athlete following and he does it all without the aid of any endorsements whatsoever! With corporate sponsors turning a blind-eye and deaf-ear towards someone of whom is clearly the most gifted athlete in all of known sports history, it’s absolutely understandable he’d so deservingly deny an even split of the purse.
One thing’s for sure; if in fact a Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez fight rematch gets its light of day then the house will be packed with a live audience, the Vegas books will be hot and anyone not living under a rock is certain to catch this event somehow!