Let’s get straight to the point:
10. Canelo has only fought 1 World Champion, while in his prime and is still a champion, Austin Trout. And even that fight has been called a draw by many. Not enough experience.
9. His top body is too big and creates too much weight for him to carry in a boxing stance for 12 rounds in addition to having to evade punches. Stamina will be an issue.
8. Having to weigh in at 152. Yes, two pounds is a big deal in boxing. Canelo has come in right at 154 cut off for several fights in the past. 2 pounds will have an impact. Don't give me the "he will be faster" argument. You are faster and sharper when you are at YOUR BEST WEIGHT and where you FEEL THE BEST.
7. You can’t hit what you can’t see. He will throw punches and not hit anything Again, this will also take a toll on his stamina.
6. According to Canelo Alvarez, the first time he bled was during the Mosley fight. If this is true, blood will be a factor and I believe he will bleed in this fight. How will he deal with the blood and being hit over and over? (Please see next point as it relate)
5. Canelo has never been tested mentally. From the press conferences all the way up to the fight. I am not talking about just trash talk because Alfonso Gomez did that and we all saw how that ended. I’m talking about, not being the only spoiled kid in the fight. The spotlight is on Mayweather as much as it is on Canelo. Mayweather is the master of mental games and frustrating opponents.
4. Canelo has not reached his full boxing potential but, he has been tested physically, (just not enough to actually improve). Think about it as a video game. You can always beat a game on EASY. Move it up to NOVICE, and you start being challenged, but when you play against others, you quickly find out where you really are. It is only those who play on HARD that are actually considered the best. Canelo has had NOVICE opposition and when he faces Mayweather (fighting at a HARD level), he will find out where he really is. Too bad it will be at the expense of a loss.
3. Canelo’s Trainer Chepo Reynoso. I was trying to research what his track record is and what other Mexican Champions he has trained on this level and I was not able to find anything. Does Chepo have the experience to actually build a strategy or improve Canelo enough by September to actually beat someone like Floyd? I cannot find any evidence that would support his case.
2. Golden Boy’s “Baby Bottle Feeding” has handicapped Canelo Alvarez of truly understanding boxing and has deprived Canelo Alvarez of fighting the best opposition possible. Which goes into my final point:
1. (Drum roll please…) Canelo Alvarez actually thinks he became and is a legitimate World Champion. In September he will find out, he is still a Novice Boxer.
In Conclusion: The great thing about the situation is that he is still in his early 20’s and can actually reach his fullest potential. This Mayweather fight might just be the fight or loss he needs to set him on the right track to actually becoming a HARD or Great Boxer.