Floyd Mayweather sets sights on Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez super-fight
Floyd Mayweather Jr’s promoters target super fight against Saul Alvarez
Floyd Mayweather Jr’s promoters have set their sights on a September super fight against Mexican sensation Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
‘Money’ was in sparkling form against Robert Guerrero less than a fortnight ago, and has since stated that he’s eager to fight for a second time in four months for the first time since 2003.
"We're going to be back in September," said the 44-0 fighter in his post-match summary.
Golden Boy promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has since confirmed that Alvarez is the number one priority in a bout that could smash Pay Per View records.
"I am working on the fight. I'm crunching the numbers. You should see my calculator -- it's red-hot. I am working on a lot of fights, but this is my No. 1 priority," he said, according to ESPN.
"This is something I am pursuing, and I am having conversations with both sides. Canelo wants the fight, and Floyd has never turned down an opponent."
Schaefer promotes Alvarez, who has an imperious 42-0 record, and also works with Mayweather Jr on a fight-by-fight basis.
September 14th is already pencilled in as a possible date, with Mexican Independence Day potentially helping generate huge interest. Mayweather has fought Victor Ortiz and Juan Manuel Marquez on the same weekend in the past.
Weight limit is the only possible stumbling block in the way of this massive match-up, with Mayweather the welterweight champion at 147-pounds and Alvarez the 154-pound king.
‘Money’ has won titles at junior middleweight (151-pounds) in the past, but ‘Canelo’ has stated that he’s unwilling to fight at a ‘catchweight’ that would see the two boxers meet in the middle.