Floyd Mayweather Talks 'Canelo' Fight: Former Boxer Compares Chávez Jr. To A Punching Bag

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Former professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather gives his opinion and tells who he supports in the next fight between Canelo and Gennady Golovkin. Photo: Getty

American former professional boxer and current boxing promoter, Floyd Mayweather, is still surprised with the terrible boxing show that starred Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. against Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Mayweather, ranked by ESPN as the greatest boxer in 2016 and BoxRec's number one fighter of all time, compared Chavez Jr. with a punching bag. "I think they should have stopped the fight. That's just my opinion. Chavez Jr. was basically a boxing bag," he said in a video he uploaded to social media.

Also in the same clip, he spoke about who was his favorite in the next match between Canelo and Gennady Golovkin, and incredibly opted for Canelo, although in September 14, 2013, he defeated him in the boxing light middleweight championship superfight of the World Boxing Council.

In an interview with ESPN Radio, Mayweather told to that he is picking Canelo Alvarez to knock out Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the fight. "Chavez has a lot of fights under his belt, but not as much experience in big fights as Canelo," Mayweather said. "He has been in fights with myself, Lara, Miguel Angel Cotto."

The Chavez and Mayweather family has history. Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. told to Fight Saga in 2015, he's always going to be the best. "I was undefeated in 89 fights and fought 37 world champions," stated Chavez."I always fought the best. But not him. Mayweather chooses his opponents... But that's the era we are in." 

On July 7, 1985, Chavez Sr. defeated former and future champion Roger Mayweather via a second-round knockout.



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