After years of acrimony, Floyd Mayweather welcomed his father back into the training fold to help him prepare for the Robert Guerrero fight in May. Mayweather Sr.’s return to his son’s corner is a signal that Mayweather Jr. won’t be an inviting target when he challenges Canelo Alvarez on Saturday.
Saturday’s pay-per-view card headlined by Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul Alvarez has been generating an unbelievable buzz in Las Vegas since early in fight week. The turnout for Friday’s weigh-in is something that had to be seen to be believed.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer now says he has “no doubt” that the Showtime Pay Per View matching Floyd Mayweather Jr. against Canelo Alvarez will be the highest-grossing boxing event of all time.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale reports from Thursday’s Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse final press conference at the MGM Grand, where their 140-pound championship bout will support Mayweather-Alvarez on Saturday. Massengale spoke to the champ and his bombastic father/trainer Angel Garcia, Matthysse and Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza.
Final press conference for Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse, as well as undercard fighters Ishe Smith, Carlos Molina, Ashley Theophane and Pablo Cesar Cano. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
A fight of the magnitude of Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez doesn’t come along very often. That’s why RingTV is introducing a new video feature called Press Pass to take fans to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the exciting final fight week days leading to “The One.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says if anyone thinks that Canelo Alvarez’s knockdown success in his past two fights will mean anything on Saturday, think again.
Danny Garcia on Lucas Matthysse: “I’m going to show the world who the better fighter is. I’m a different kind of animal, and he’s never fought nobody like me before. We’ll see how he reacts when I hit him back.”
“Am I worried?” asked Floyd Mayweather Jr., who gave a complete rundown of the reasons he is not impressed with Canelo Alvarez’s resume at Wednesday’s press conference, “Absolutely not.”
RingTV.com polled 34 boxing insiders as to who will win the anticipated junior welterweight showdown between RING champ Danny Garcia and No. 1-rated Lucas Matthysse, which is the co-feature to “The One” pay-per-view event on Saturday. RING junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia meets RING No. 1-rated 140-pounder Lucas Matthysse on Saturday night.
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 Jr. and Canelo Alvarez arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday along with Danny Garcia, Lucas Matthysse and the rest of the Sept. 14 fighters. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.