Mayweather clashes with the 'Canelo' at welterweight in a hugely anticipated bout, and the unbeaten 'Money' was quick to highlight the talents of the red-haired Mexican.
"Canelo is a young strong champion [and] he's obviously done something right to be at this level," Mayweather told reporters.
"Mexico has produced some legendary champions. I take my hat off to them. I respect the country of Mexico, but something I've always enjoyed about the sport of boxing is that my fans can't fight for me and his fans can't fight for him.
"When guys face me, it's a totally different level. I'm sure he's going to be in tip top condition and give the fans a great show."
Mayweather's last fight saw him coast to a points victory over Robert Guerrero in May.