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‘Canelo is good, but not the best pound for pound’: Floyd Mayweather Jr

After Saúl 'Canelo' Álvarez became the first unified champion of 168 pounds, the questions about whether or not he is the best pound for pound, co


After Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez became the first unified champion of 168 pounds, the questions about whether or not he is the best pound for pound, continue, and now it was the turn to comment on the only boxer who has was able to defeat the Mexican, Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The former American boxer and who retired undefeatedly, recognized that the Mexican is a very good boxer, but not to be considered the best at this time, since there are other champions who can also raise their hands for that crown.

“We cannot speak of the best pound for pound when there are a lot of fighters out there. I don’t want to be disrespectful to Canelo, but there are many champions like Gervonta Davis, who has proven to be one of the best out there now and is one of the best pound for pound, ”Mayweather argued.

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In addition, Mayweather commented that he is happy for what ‘Canelo’ has done in his career, but added that the reality is that he still has a long way to go and feats to perform like him when he fought with 16 world champions in a row.

“Some of us faced champion after champion and even I fought 16 world champions in a row. I did unifications, I did a lot of things in boxing. I could not do everything, but I am happy for the fighters who could be undisputed champions, “he commented.

Finally, Floyd recalled the fight he had against the Mexican and classified it as one of the best he has had in his entire career, since they came to that fight undefeated.

“We had to face two undefeated fighters. We gave people what they wanted to see, it was an incredible game of chess. As I said, Canelo is a tough competitor, a tough boxer and is one of the faces in boxing, “he concluded.