One may listen to what Hatton has to say more, as he has been in the ring with Mayweather and his experience with the pound-for-pound king gives him insight others don’t have. Although Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) is nearing the end of his career, the fact that he hasn’t taken much punishment in the ring allows him to fight at a continued superior level to most when the reach their mid-thirties.
Mayweather’s experience in title fights and his uncanny ability to not be hit will give him the upper-hand in his bout with Canelo (42-0-1, 30 KOs). Hatton feels that this fight will be the toughest of Mayweather’s career and on paper it does appear that way, but in actuality it probably won’t be.
Although Mayweather has seemingly been more prone to taken punches when he moves up past 147 pounds, this time around it should be vintage Mayweather, punch and not be punched.
With Canelo being much younger and stronger as he is more accustom to fighting around the 152-pound weight, Mayweather will take fewer chances than he did against Oscar De La Hoya and Miguel Cotto, the only two fights where Mayweather fought above the welterweight division, making for a boring fight, but Mayweather will be dominant.
If the fight goes the boring route, fans may criticize Mayweather for being too safe, but in the end all that matters is that he keeps the zero at the end of his record and nets his 45th victory in as many fights.