Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez believes that his version of today would have beaten Floyd mayweather, to whom he loosely lost in 2013, when he was 23 years old.
“Without a doubt (today he would beat Mayweather) ”, Answers the Canelo Alvarez in interview for TUDN. “It would be very different. Today I am a more mature fighter with more experience and it would be a totally different fight ”.
The Canelo He insists that this defeat allowed him to learn and improve in his career.
“I learned a lot,” he explains. “I am a fighter who likes to learn from things. If it had been any other fighter, there are other fighters who lose once and stop fighting for two years, and they start to lose more. “
Even, Saul he tries to take that defeat with philosophy, despite the fact that almost eight years have passed since that night.
“I always thought that this was not going to stop me,” says the Canelo. “I want to be the best in the world at some point and this is not going to stop me. That was my mindset always. It hurt a lot, obviously, because I wanted to win, I wanted to be the best. But God knows why he does things, maybe he wasn’t ready to take all that stuff that was going to come over me after winning.
The Canelo reveals that he never felt depressed from recording the first loss of his career.
“I felt very sad, but I never got depressed,” he clarifies Canelo. “I felt sad because I wanted to win, but from feeling depressed, never.