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What Floyd Mayweather orders makes Canelo win more impressive

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Floyd Mayweather deciding to order a weight stipulation for his clash with Canelo Alvarez at more than the expected limit makes his win far more impressive.

The Boxing legend chose to face Canelo at 152 pounds when the pair traded blows a decade ago.

However, Mayweather advisor Leonard Ellerbe revealed a startling fact regarding the former pound-for-pound king’s battle with undisputed ruler Canelo.

Dubbed “The One” in 2013, an aging 36-year-old Mayweather took on a younger whipper-snapper in Canelo at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Despite his tender years, Canelo had amassed an impressive record of 42-0-1. At the time, he was the unified super-welterweight champion at just 23.

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At 44-0 himself, the Las Vegas contest was seen as the alternative to fans getting to see Mayweather taking on Manny Pacquiao.

Around the 147 to 154 weight classes, the top four fighters at that time were Mayweather, Juan Manuel Marquez, Pacquiao, and Canelo himself. This made the collision all the more enjoyable by adding in the changing of the guard angle.

To make things more even, weight-wise, Mayweather was initially expected to give tight 154-pounder Canelo a hard time. Many presumed he would ask for a maximum weight limit of 150 pounds.

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Not so, as Ellerbe outlnied. The Mayweather Promotions CEO stated Floyd was happy to give Canelo an extra couple of pounds.

This was to prove his point to the up-and-comer fully.

Ellerbe stated Floyd’s decision meant the differential on fight night was almost a whopping twenty pounds.Shawn Porter, Gervonta Davis AND Crawford

“Before [the Canelo fight], he told the media he would be willing to fight at 50. We made it at 152. [Canelo then] Outweighed him [by] 19lbs on the night of [the fight],” said Ellerbe.

Mayweather did indeed scale just over 150 pounds, definitely at a push. It was the second-highest of his career.

What unfolded just a day later was nothing short of remarkable when you see what Canelo has gone on to accomplish.

Even with one of the most shocking judges’ scorecards of all time, courtesy of CJ Ross, Floyd did more than enough to put the Mexican superstar in his place.

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