WBC President Jose Sulaiman is cautioning that it would be a grave mistake to discount Floyd Mayweather due to his age.
Floyd has taken care of himself very well always being in optimum condition. He's weathered his career well shipping scant punishment in fights, which haven't transformed into wars, due to his superb boxing skills and more than sound defence.
There's a 16 year age difference between Floyd and Saul Canelo Alvarez, but Don Jose who praised Floyd's performance against Roberto Guerrero stressed: "Floyd is at the best moment of his career. There's a combination of power, intelligence and boxing quality."
Don Jose said the weight advantage definitely lies with Canelo. He explained that after complying with the 152lb catchweight stipulation, come fight night Canelo would be between ten and fifteen pounds heavier than Floyd. While Floyd himself might at most be four pounds heavier than the set limit.
Don Jose remained tactful, but he said that Canelo would have greatly benefited from two or three more fights before this megafight. He explained that Canelo is facing the most difficult fight of his career seeking glory, and if he won it would be an extraordinary achievement and incredible for Mexico.
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