Both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez will be wearing 10-ounce Grant gloves when they meet at the MGM Grand tonight in Las Vegas. Mayweather will wear blue gloves, Alvarez will wear green.
Canelo Alvarez believes that he will “find a way” to land his shots against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday and the defending junior middleweight champ says sparring with lighter-weight fighters helped make him sharp enough to do so.
Floyd Mayweather on the notion that Oscar De La Hoya has given Canelo Alvarez the blueprint to beat him: “Oscar De La Hoya, I kicked his ass, and everybody that Oscar De La Hoya gave the blueprint to, I kicked their ass too.”
Stephen Espinoza on the numbers generated by All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo: “Well over half a million people saw the first episode of All Access on the premiere night, which is a very good number.”
Abner Mares told RingTV.com that his stunning loss to Jhonny Gonzalez “woke up the beast that I had inside of me.” Mares says he’ll get right back in training and target Gonzalez for a rematch or Leo Santa Cruz.
Abner Mares grew up poor and fending for himself in the streets but is now a married father of two girls and the wearer of championship belts in three divisions.
During the Saturday debut of All-Access: Mayweather-Canelo on Showtime, Floyd Mayweather claims that Canelo Alvarez mimics his style. Alvarez, meanwhile, reveals that he was called “freckles” and “cheese head,” by other children growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Unbeaten WBC featherwieght titleholder Abner Mares on his Aug. 24 fight with veteran two-division beltholder Jhonny Gonzalez: “You will see a different Abner Mares. I can’t wait to show that I’m one of the elite.”