The disappointing match between Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and Avni Yildirim still giving something to talk about. Despite the fact that the Mexican boxer looked very superior and won by technical knockout barely in the third round, the undefeated multi-champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. taunted him, pointing out that it was “really easy to beat itWhen they faced each other.
But there was not everything, since the former American boxer called it ‘CaLOSE-elo’, referring to the way he lost it.
“Beating Canelo was really easy. Canelo was so easy. We already call him ‘Calose-elo’. He throws a Canelo hook at me, wait wait, he throws a Canelo hook. Do you want to fight when you throw blows like that? Fight Hype Mayweather, while mimicking and laughing at the Mexican.
‘Money’ (50-0, 27 KOs) and Álvarez (55-1-2, 37 KOs) met in November of 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas (Nevada, USA) for the Superwalter title of the World Boxing Council (CMB). On that occasion the fight did not end in a knockout, but they went until the last round, where the American won the fight by decision of cards 114-114, 116-112 and 117-111.
Floyd has already been questioned on occasion if he would fight the mexican again but he has not commented on the matter, because he always finds a way to avoid answering. While Saúl has left his name behind as he is now in other categories looking for the unification of their titles.
It should be mentioned that this is not the only time that Floyd has made fun of Canelo and that goes back a couple of years when Álvarez announced his signing with the streaming platform DAZN to land one of the most impressive millionaire contracts ever seen, making him one of the highest paid athletes in the world.
However, for Mayweather Jr. that it didn’t mean anything, because he pointed out through his social networks that all the money that Canelo makes in all his fights, he generates it in half an hour.
Floyd was a man who during his time as a boxer showed great strength and faced all kinds of fighters, even to another of those who was pointed out as his great rival of the time that is Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao and he also beat it.
Now “Money” has focused on his career as coach and also giving illusions about possible exhibition matches against Conor McGregor and several others.
Joel diaz, Yildirim’s coach (21-3, 12 KOs) revealed that the Turk was in a state of shock after the third round and after losing, burst into tears in the locker room, in addition to showing a feeling of dishonor for your country. This is what he said for the YouTube channel You can’t play boxing.
In the first round I told him that we were going to go in to feel how Canelo was coming, to see what he brings. By the second round I already saw that they were hitting him and I said ‘hey, you are not doing anything
In this sense, he admitted that Avni was not prepared for the magnitude of the event. And, after Álvarez knocked him down in the third round, he thought of giving him one more round to try to motivate him, but his fighter I no longer answered anything, so he decided that “it was enough.”
“I told him ‘hey let’s put some courage in him’, but everything came gone, everything out of control and in the corner I said, ‘Avni you have to let go of your hands, they are beating you unnecessarily, you are receiving torture. How you feel? I’ll give you one more round, ‘”he revealed.