Floyd Mayweather beat Oscar Alvarez on Saturday night in Las Vegas to remain undefeated and one of the greatest pound for pound fighters in the history of the sport.
Alvarez too the champion the distance but was the clear loser in everybody’s eyes except for one of the judges. Here is some reaction to last nights fight.
Former heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis even said on Twitter, “The judge that had it a draw needs to quit.”
“I’m not in control of what the judges do,” said Mayweather, 36, who wore metallic blue gloves and blue and silver snakeskin trunks. “I’m a little shocked. … Things happen in the sport of boxing. Everything is a learning experience.”
“Another black eye for boxing,” trainer and analyst Teddy Atlas said on ESPN. “Boxing is like a Cyclops, and, guess what, there are no more eyes to blacken. ….. Boxing is destroying itself.”
Oscar Alvarez -
“I couldn’t catch him, he’s very elusive,” Alvarez said through an interpreter. “He’s a great fighter and an intelligent fighter.”
“I sensed that sometimes Miguel was breaking down and then he would come back sharp. Miguel Cotto is in shape. The right hook and the uppercut were working for me tonight. I had watched tapes of Shane Mosley [when he fought Cotto] and I saw that the right hook was working. And I also watch Zab Judah use the uppercut against him too. So I knew I was going to use those shots tonight.
Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions
“Everyone gave a wonderful show tonight. Canelo is a young man who showed a lot of heart and desire, especially when he got cut over the eye, he kept his cool and remained collective. That’s a good sign of a champion. Obviously, Canelo fought a good fight and he was too much for Mosley. For a 21 year old, he showed a lot tonight and I believe he is ready for a guys like Cotto or Mayweather.