WBC PRESIDENT BELIEVES MAYWEATHER’S AGE WON’T BE A FACTOR
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Wed, 11 Sep 2013
World Boxing Council president Don Jose Sulaiman believes the age of Floyd Mayweather Jr who is some 16 years older than his opponent Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in their much-awaited title showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, Manila Time, will be a factor.
GMA 7 will telecast the Mayweather-Alvarez title fight in the Philippines, nationwide, after Sunday All Stars at 2:15 p.m.
Sulaiman cautioned that “it would be a grave mistake to discount Floyd Mayweather due to his age” pointing out that “Floyd has taken care of himself very well always being in optimum condition. He's weathered his career well receiving scant punishment in fights, which haven't transformed into wars, due to his superb boxing skills and more than sound defense.”
While there is a huge age difference between Floyd and Saul Canelo Alvarez, Don Jose who praised Floyd's performance against Roberto Guerrero stressed: "Floyd is at the best moment of his career. There's a combination of power, intelligence and boxing quality."
Sulaiman said the weight advantage definitely lies with Canelo. He explained that after complying with the 152lb catch-weight stipulation, Canelo “would be between ten and fifteen pounds heavier than Floyd on fight night while Mayweather himself might at most be four pounds heavier than the set limit.”
While he remained tactful, the WBC president believes Canelo Alvarez “would have greatly benefitted from two or three more fights before this megafight.”
Sulaiman explained that Canelo is “facing the most difficult fight of his career seeking glory, and if he won it would be an extraordinary achievement and incredible for Mexico.”
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|LIVE FROM THE PHILIPPINES! MANNY PACQUIAO / FREDDIE ROACH BOB ARUM INT'L MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL|
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014Giovani Santillan Wraps Training Camp, Ready to Defend Title Friday on "New Blood"
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014Peter Manfredo Jr. enjoying life outside ring Honored by Conn. Boxing HOF induction
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014BOXING PUNDITS REVEAL THEIR "ALIEN VS. KRUSHER: HOPKINS VS. KOVALEV" PREDICTIONS
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014UNDEFEATED JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT PROSPECT BRYANT "PEE WEE" CRUZ RETURNS TO THE RING NOVEMBER 21ST, 2014 IN QUEENS, NEW YORK
By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014NBA -- Suns blister Lakers in overtime (PHOTOS)
By Keith Butler, Thu, 23 Oct 2014PINOY PRIDE 28 UNDERCARD FIGHTERS SET TO IMPRESS
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Wed, 22 Oct 2014ZERAFA READY FOR GREAT PERFORMANCE IN WBO WORLD YOUTH TITLE FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 22 Oct 2014NBA -- Knicks fall flat against the Bucks, 120-107
By Ben Paz, Wed, 22 Oct 2014NIETES IS IN BETTER SHAPE THAN WHEN HE KNOCKED OUT MOISES FUENTES
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 22 Oct 2014KARIM "HARD HITTA' MAYFIELD MAKES RING RETURN NOVEMBER 8TH IN SAN FRANCISCO
By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014NBA -- Rose's 30 not enough to topple Cavaliers
By Anthony Rozic, Wed, 22 Oct 2014NBA -- Do the Cavs have enough to win it all?
By Ben Franklin, Wed, 22 Oct 2014Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Copper Gloves re-cap, Grace Interest, Stone Update & More
By Don Smith, Wed, 22 Oct 2014Darleys Perez Defends Interim WBA 135 lb. World Title this Friday vs. Jaider Parra
By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014"King" Jorge Diaz back at Featherweight for fight with Haro this Friday night in Somerset, NJ
By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014Undefeated Middleweight Antoine "Action" Douglas ready for Jose Medina this Friday in Somerset, New Jersey
By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014Undefeated featherweight Pavel Vitruk added to Nov 11 M-1 Challenge 53 in China
By , Wed, 22 Oct 2014Boxing Insight: The Donaire Principle
By Mark F. Villanueva, Tue, 21 Oct 2014‘Real Deal’ remains real: Anuran
By Dennis U. Eroa, Tue, 21 Oct 2014Marston: World Title Shot Offer Makes Saturday’s Fight A Must Win Situation
By , Tue, 21 Oct 2014DONAIRE WANTS COMEBACK FIGHT IN THE PHILIPPINES
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 21 Oct 2014MISMATCH OF THE YEAR
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 21 Oct 2014WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING RETURNS TO THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS
By , Tue, 21 Oct 2014