Floyd Mayweather mocks Canelo Alvarez’s boxing ability in latest attack on old rival

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Mayweather is the only man to have ever beaten Canelo (Picture: Getty)

Floyd Mayweather Jr has taken aim at Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez once again, labelling his 2013 victory over the Mexican a ‘motherf*****g cakewalk’.

Canelo underlined his status as the best pound-for-pound boxer on the planet by becoming the first man to unify the super-middleweight division in November.

In an 11-month period, he took world titles from the previously undefeated Callum Smith, Billy Joe Saunders and Caleb Plant to conquer the 168lbs division, with his focus now on becoming a five-weight champion in 2022.

Canelo has just one blemish on his record with Mayweather securing a comprehensive points win over him in 2013.

The then 36-year-old made his 23-year-old opponent look ordinary that night with the ring legend dismissing the praise the Mexican has collected over the years, accusing him of ‘picking and choosing’ opponents.

Mayweather beat Canelo back in 2013 (Picture: Getty)

‘You can take a guy like Canelo, he can pick and choose who he wants to fight. I’m a tell y’all the truth about the Canelo, motherf****g easy man, cakewalk, easy,” Mayweather said.

‘Y’all sitting up praising this dude, this dude was nothing.

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‘I was almost 40-years-old when I cooked this dude, easy. Y’all always disrespecting our fighters.’

Canelo will move up to the cruiserweight division next year with a meeting with WBC champion Ilunga Makabu pencilled in for the first half of 2022.

His decision to move up in weight class ends any immediate hopes for a showdown with David Benavidez, who held the WBC super-middleweight title before Canelo until he was stripped of the belt in August 2020.

Last week, Mayweather accused Canelo of avoiding a meeting with Benavidez.

‘My personal opinion is that he’s ducking Benavidez,’ Mayweather said.

‘You know, it’s just my personal opinion, and I’m allowed to speak my mind, that’s just what it is.’


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