boxing wiz -
Floyd knew it would be easy work after watching Canelo struggle to beat Trout. And they made Canelo lose a couple extra pounds to make double sure.
Still Floyd was giving up significant size, youth strength. Canelo is highly skilled, strong, solid puncher. Floyd still had to be nearly perfect and he was. Flawless performance that night.
Now the Floyd that beat Gatti was still a real KO threat. He could still punish guys. By the time he fought Canelo, Floyd was almost just going through the motions (angles, feints, movement, etc). He was on point with his boxing, but not taking any risks or trying to inflict any real damage. He was in a more business type mode. Gatti was about the last fight where Floyd was trying to punish someone to prove something. Both versions were very good. I just liked the younger, lighter Floyd. He was a scary guy. Money Mayweather was safety/money first, not really trying to win anyone over or making fans, just Ppv buys.
Also remember Floyd walked around 147-150. So when he fought guys at 130-140 they were same size. When he fought Ortiz Floyd was 148 in the ring Ortiz was 165
lord only knows what Canelo actually weighed in the ring. Outside of jmm and Judah, every fight at 147 Floyd was giving up at least 10 solid pounds in weight. Even without the brittle hands, he wasn't going to get very many knockouts at 147 and was going to have to box safety first
physically too small at that weight to impose himself physically. He's a small frame guy for welter