Boxing: Floyd Mayweather’s uncle applauds Canelo Alvarez’s career: “I see a lot of Floyd in Canelo”

Saul Canelo Alvarez, super middleweight world champion, is ready to face Dmitry Bivol on May 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The Mexican, who has been criticized for choosing lower level opponents, received words of praise from Jeff Mayweather, former boxer and Floyd’s uncle, who compared him to his nephew.

“I see a lot of Floyd in Canelo,” he said in an interview with Thaboxingvoice. “Basically in the way he moves. Canelo, in the beginning, wasn’t a solid defender, but now he moves his head. He has his stuff, but he’s put in a lot of work and I see a lot of Floyd in him. It’s not necessarily anything, but I feel like he took a page out of his book.”

Mayweather’s uncle explains why Canelo lost to Money

Canelo suffered his only defeat on September 14, 2013 against ‘Money’. The American won by decision with cards of 117-111, 116-112 and 114-114.

Since then, Canelo has fought 16 times and has been crowned at super welterweight, middleweight, super middleweight and semi-complete. On May 7, he will face Dmitry Bivol for the WBO 175-pound belt.

“The reason Floyd beat him is because Floyd was better than him. Floyd’s intelligence was much higher than his, and Floyd was better than Canelo. Now, Canelo can play his game and Canelo is a better boxer than when he fought Floyd.

Like I said, I think it took a page out of Floyd’s book for some things. Now Floyd is gone and Canelo is doing all the things Floyd did.

Jeff Mayweather

Jeff Mayweather was a professional boxer who finished with a record of 32-10-5. After his retirement he was also a trainer and was at Floyd’s side for a while.