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MAYWEATHER SAYS THERE'S A LOT OF PRESSUE ON CANELO: "IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM FIGHTING ON FLOYD MAYWEATHER'S UNDERCARDS"

By Ben Thompson | September 06, 2013
MAYWEATHER SAYS THERE'S A LOT OF PRESSUE ON CANELO:

"We'll just have to see. I think it's a little different from fighting on Floyd Mayweather's undercard to fighting Floyd Mayweather, so I think it's a lot of pressure," stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd "Money" Mayweather, who made it clear that he believes that all the pressure will be on undefeated jr. middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez when they step into the ring for their highly-anticipated September 14 showdown. No stranger to the big stage, Mayweather has seen firsthand how an event of this magnitude can affect the performance of his opponents. Though he's not sure how Canelo will respond, Mayweather is keen to point out that the pressure will indeed play some role, whether it's good or bad, on a fighter who's about to perform under the bright lights of the biggest fight of his career.

"Sometimes, when it's pressure, a guy fights better. I mean, he competes better, so we don't really know. We have to see how the fight plays out, but hopefully the pressure and everything that's surrounding the event make him fight better, because the only thing I want to do is give the fans a good fight, a very, very exciting fight," Mayweather explained during a recent conference call to promote the bout. "So, you know, after this fight, I got 4 fights left, so, I mean, I'm not overlooking this guy, but I truly believe there's a lot of pressure on Canelo at this particular time."



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