September 13th, 2013 By Jason B. Nava

Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez

Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez


San Francisco, CA- Every once in awhile I get caught in the middle of a debate between my heart and my mind. My heart speaks from what I desire to see. My mind speaks from I actually see. My heart speaks from it’s “gut” feelings and emotions. My mind speaks from it’s logic.


This weekend I am stuck in yet another sharp disagreement between my heart and mind. My heart is telling me that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) has been predestined by the boxing gods to be the “Savior of Mexicanboxing in Mexico. He will unseat the all-evil, undefeated, Floyd “Money” Mayweather of 44 victories (26 by knockout) and return Mexican boxing to it’s glory.


“Canelo is 22 to Floyd’s 36” my heart repeats to me in a rather excited manner. “This is his time.” He is smart AND he is tough! And he hits hard! Do you remember the last two times Floyd fought over 147 lbs. in the jr. middleweight (154) division? It was against Miguel Cotto and Oscar De La Hoya and he looked a tad vulnerable both times and neither of those guys are natural 54′ pounders.


With his natural size advantage, he’ll probably be like 170 by the time he enters the ring. When has Floyd ever fought someone that big? HE HASN’T!! He hasn’t, Jason!! And when he finally gets hit by a punch from someone that big he’s going to go to sleep! Watch! I’m telling you! Viva Mexico!”


I begin to ponder the points made by my heart. Perhaps he’s right. Canelo has all the makings of a superstar who can carry this sport into the future. At 23 he is barely entering his prime while Floyd is just exiting his. He is pretty big too. What’s going to happen if he catches Mayweather with a clean shot the way Shane Mosley did?


“Canelo is indeed a very good fighter. Did you see how he outboxed Austin Trout? He surprised me with that performance. I thought he would win but not like that. He has a lot of things going for him. If he catches Floyd with a clean punch early, he could very well put the ‘pound for pound’ champ to sleep ala Roy Jones-Antonio Tarver II circa 2004.


Then my mind enters the room carrying a bag of logic. “Allow me to chime in for a moment, fellas. Oh no, not you again,” my heart says in a disgusted manner. “Don’t even listen to him, Jason. He has no faith! But are you really going to bet your money against Mayweather on a puncher’s chance?” “Um.. Hello I’m right here!”, says my heart, still standing up. He dismisses us with his hand as if to swipe us away then walks out of the room. “Man forget you guys, you guys are lame. Team Canelo! Floyd’s about to be 44-1!”


Jason B. Nava



  1. I have no idea what your smoking, but I want some lol, dream on brother ain’t happening, Mayweather by easy decsion.

    Joe Baron on September 13th, 2013 at 8:28 PM
  2. I like your article Mr. Nava. Mayweather is not bulletproof, especially at his age. When Alvarez hits him with those brick-like shots to his ribs and kidneys, and arms, he’s going to hurt him and slow him down. I just hope Canelo can keep it up for more than 4, 5,6 rounds. If he can I think he’ll win by TKO or KO. If not then Mayweather sails through another easy victory, wins a zillion dollars and still has bragging rights to being the best fighter on the planet. It should be a good one.

    David on September 13th, 2013 at 8:28 PM
  3. Jason, Just like the last two young guns were supposed to beat Floyd, this one will fail also. If you think that Floyd is going to stand still in front of him and get hit you are quite ignorant! Canelo is a slow starter as it is and losing the early rounds against Floyd will be difficult to overturn to say the least. If you think Canelo is going to beat him go place a bet and kiss your money bye-bye. Floyd will win by decision and if Canelo gets careless he might get stopped…

    Mike on September 13th, 2013 at 11:22 PM
  4. If Mayweather gets hit with a good shot he’ll be on his bicycle the rest of the night and it will be a boring fight from that point on.

    jjor on September 14th, 2013 at 7:11 AM
  5. Mayweathers hands are a big problem and he needs them for power punching against a guy like Alvarez. He’ll jab and run but Alvarez will keep attacking and eventually power his way thru Floyds defense.

    Alvarez will hurt Mayweather with a shot to the body. Close fight Alvarez wins by a decision and if he gets lucky stops Mayweather.

    boypuncher on September 14th, 2013 at 9:22 AM
  6. I’m surprised to read Alvarez punping on this blog.

    On Ring Magazine I understand it. They’re powned by GBP and are trying to help GBP’s PPV partner to somehow break even on a Mayweather fight after giving him that ridiculous guarantee.

    Other than the red hair, i just don’t see any phenom-value in Alvarez. Perhaps when he was very young and able to make lighter weights where he could clobber smaller men of middling ability – a reminder of which we got in the J.Lopez fight – but against decent fighters his own size, he’s SOLID, STEADY, SMART, somewhat versatile – but nothing remotely awe-inspiring or buzz-creating.

    Who knows, maybe this is a good formula. After all there was nothing eye-catching about Andre Ward – fit, technically solid & smart – not much power and just enough hand & foot speed to compete at world class bu certainly not to make such a dominating jump up in class overnight.

    Still, I’ll believe it when I see it. Like Guerrero, Alvarez has exactly ONE career win against a true Top 5-ver his own size and I refuse to believe Mayweather has aged to the point where such a fighter can trouble him – not without at least ONE huge asymetry – like shocking 1-punch power, near-parity in handspeed, or significant height/reach advanage

    Ten Count on September 14th, 2013 at 6:02 PM
  7. To be honest, the Garcia/Matthysse fight is more intriguing than the Mayweather fight. That’s why I’m watching the program.

    jjor on September 14th, 2013 at 7:22 PM
  8. How’s the private viewing Pedro?

    jjor on September 14th, 2013 at 7:48 PM
  9. I’ve noticed Lucas Matthysse looks like Steve Perry from Journey. Just an observation.

    jjor on September 14th, 2013 at 8:40 PM
  10. Fight results: Garcia is the man!

    jjor on September 14th, 2013 at 9:06 PM

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