Mayweather predicts Canelo Alvarez bounces back from loss

By Alan Fox: Floyd Mayweather Jr. predicts Canelo Alvarez is bouncing back from a recent loss to get back on the winning streak.

Mayweather believes superstar Canelo (57-2-2, 39 KOs) will resume the success he had inside the ring before his devastating loss at the hands of 175-pound WBA champion Dmitry Bivol on May 7.

Of course, it’s easy to predict that Canelo will find his winning way again as he is NOT fighting Bivol in a rematch like he said before.

Yeah, Canelo can get back to his winning ways; that’s easy to predict because he won’t be fighting Bivol again.

Instead of fighting Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs), Canelo will face 40-year-old Gennadiy Golovkin on September 17 and likely John Ryder in December.

GGG was still a great fighter four or five years ago when Canelo fought him twice, but age caught up with him and he looked old, tired and weak in his last four fights.

“One thing about Canelo, he’s gonna step in and do what he has to do,” Mayweather told Fighthype, predicting that Canelo will come back from his loss to Bivol. “He’s going to fight. I can’t kick him because he’s going down in the Hall of Fame.

Some boxing fans would say Canelo is going back to his cherry-picking ways by taking on Golovkin now that he’s been taken down and then chasing another Ryder-friendly mark.

In other words, the same kind of matchmaking that Mayweather did in the latter half of his career when he became strategic in the type of opponents he would face.

So instead of Mayweather fighting risky guys like Paul Williams, Kostya Tszyu, Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito, we saw him inflate his record against Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero, Ricky Hatton, Marcos Maidana, Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz. .

You could say Mayweather was “work smarter, not harder” by choosing the easy fights while avoiding the dangerous guys who would have gotten their hands on him. The cherry picking mantra.

Canelo played a lot of golf,” promoter Oscar De La Hoya told Fight Hub TV, speculating on the reasons for Canelo’s struggles inside the ring.

“Seriously, he plays a lot of golf. I used to play a lot of golf between training camps, and that takes a lot out of you,” De La Hoya said.

It wasn’t just golf that Canelo lost to Bivol. He lost because his skills were too one-dimensional to compete with a talented combination puncher like Bivol.

Canelo is just a limited counter-puncher, who doesn’t throw many punches and takes charge of everything he throws.

When you have a low work rate like Canelo and your whole game is centered around loading 10-15 shots per round to impress the judges, you’re going to lose to a combination puncher with an unbreakable guard like Bivol.