By Vanessa Ekpereka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Floyd Mayweather Jr dismisses Canelo Alvarez’s talk of him beating Floyd Mayweather Jr if the two had fought in their primes back in 2013.
In a recent interview, Canelo said he would have beaten Mayweather on the night if he were fully in his prime like he is now at age 30.
Canelo was 22-years-old when he fought Mayweather, and he wasn’t able to adjust to what the highly experienced Floyd showed him that night.
The then 36-year-old Mayweather Jr defeated Canelo by a 12 round majority decision in their clash eight years ago in September 2013.
“It’s crazy that he said that because when Canelo fought me, he was in his prime and when I fought [him], I was an old man,” said Mayweather reacting to Canelo saying that he’d have beaten Floyd in 2013 if he was in his prime like he is now,” said Mayweather.
Mayweather was fighting four divisions above his best weight when he took on Canelo in a clash at junior middleweight in 2013. That clearly wasn’t Mayweather’s best weight class, and he certainly wasn’t young at 36.