By Richard O'Brien
September 13, 2013

It was almost as though he didn't trust himself to get too deep into the particulars lest he end up undercutting the manufactured sense of his facing a real challenge. In the end, that's because for all the drama and hype and excess in every other part of his life, Mayweather is utterly at home and control in the ring. It's been that way for 17 years.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will put his 44-0 record on the line against Canelo Alvarez over the weekend.
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