Re: Mayweather vs Alvarez/Matthysse vs Garcia - Who do you have?
I will be upfront and say that I don't have a rooting interest in the fights. I would like Mayweather to win, but wouldn't mind if he lost at all either. I don't think Canelo has more than a punchers chance though. Fortunately for him, he is a puncher so it leaves open the chance that a shot stumbles Mayweather and Alvarez can pounce and put it away. Mayweather is likely to use movement and counter punching all night long though to get an easy win here. Alvarez doesn't have the speed (in either his hands or his feet) to grind a fight out against Floyd.
With the Matthysse vs Garcia match, it is the one I am actually looking forward to more. Matthysse, for those who aren't into boxing much, is nicknamed The Machine, and for good reason. The dude can flat out hit with heavy, heavy hands. His power is easily the best in the 140 pound divisions. He is a good, but not great boxer though, but when you mix in the power, it puts him at or near the top of the division right there with Garcia. Garcia is a little quicker, a better boxer and still has good power, but not in the same class as Matthysse (power). This fight could go about 10 different ways and not one of them would surprise me. The odds have Matthysse (the challenger) as a decent sized favorite (2.5 or 5/2 favorite depending on where you look). I would favor Matthysse in this fight, as the odds also do, but I do think it could be much closer than the books do at this point.