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Weighty issues for Mayweather-Alvarez

SATURDAY, SEPT. 14, 2013

Listen to Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s people and Canelo Alvarez wanted to fight their man so badly he offered to drop a few pounds to get him to sign on the dotted line. Listen to the Alvarez camp and Mayweather wanted the fight at an even lower weight that Alvarez would have to starve himself to make. “The truth,” promoter Richard Schaefer says, “lies somewhere in the middle.” Tonight’s megafight is officially for a version of the 154-pound title held by Alvarez, but will be fought at 152 pounds that will be harder for Alvarez to make than it is for Mayweather. Getting an advantage is nothing new to Mayweather. He does it in the ring with his tremendous skills, and he does it outside the ring by playing with his opponent’s mind. “There’s a thousand different ways I can beat a guy,” Mayweather (pictured) said. – AP



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