Floyd Mayweather commends Canelo Alvarez for having the courage and commitment to go up, accept, and seek out difficulties in his pursuit for greatness.
Alvarez is constantly on the lookout for new and dangerous opponents, either to challenge him or to give him a run for his money in the ring. Recently, fans saw him compete against Dmitry Bivol. Alvarez accepted Bivol’s challenge and fought the Russian-Korean boxer at light heavyweight. Despite his defeat, he views this to be a learning lesson.
Mayweather took note and expressed gratitude for the Mexican boxer’s eagerness to learn. He says, “One thing about Canelo, he’s gonna step up to the plate and do what he gotta do. He’s gonna fight. I can’t knock the motherf***er because he’s going down in the Hall of Fame.”
Floyd Mayweather takes credit for Canelo Alvarez’s rise to prominence
Floyd told Fight Hype over the phone that Canelo Alvarez only became famous because he fought in his undercards. Mayweather remarked that it was a well-planned strategy for Alvarez to fight on the undercard of every fight he had in order to prepare him for a super-fight with Mayweather.
The two finally met met in the ring in 2013, where Alvarez was defeated for the first time as a professional. The setback had no effect on Alvarez however, whose popularity skyrocketed after sweeping through multiple divisions on a 15-fight win streak to earn titles in various weight classes.
Canelo Alvarez’s ambition has always been to attain greatness, and he believes that taking risks is required to do so. Canelo has remarked that despite his loss to Dmitry Bivol, has already established himself to be one of the best fighters in history.