Canelo Alvarez is the underdog, and in some ways, the pressure is all on his opponent this Saturday night when he faces Floyd Mayweather on Showtime pay-per-view from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Alvarez believes that he senses a little bit of nervousness in the Mayweather camp:
"I think that the way he's talking, he's underestimating me," Alvarez said on a recent conference call. "But at the same time, I think that he's worried. I think that he's very, very worried. But he's always been like that. He's always been a talker. That's the kind of person he is, but I don't care. I don't care what he's saying. I don't care what he's thinking. What I care about is what I'm saying and what I'm thinking. And I'm controlling it, and that's what matters to me."
Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO) has given off the air of quiet focus and confidence in the build-up to this fight, and that's continuing with this statement. But everything can go out the window once the bell rings, and Canelo will definitely be in there with someone on a level he hasn't seen before. So we'll see if the steely gaze of Canelo pre-fight translates to fight night.