The two have a lot of history together, that we all know, but the latter’s latest comments aren’t going to go down well with the Mexican.
It all started when Canelo, who is arguably the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world right now, claimed he would have beaten Mayweather had he fought him in his prime.
Speaking to Graham Bensinger on ‘Alvarez’, his self-titled show, he said: “He’d have nothing to do with me.
“If we were both at our prime, our best prime, he wouldn’t want anything do with me. Nothing.
“I’d knock him out.”
He then further went on to explain why Mayweather remains the only boxer to have got the better of him during his illustrious career.
“I wasn’t the boxer I am today.
“For me, that moment hurt a lot. I got to thinking, I’m not going to let this kill my dreams.
“Someday I’m going to be the best boxer in the world. And now, today I am.”
Obviously, Mayweather was not going to remain quiet and didn’t show any mercy while retaliating.
“It’s crazy that he said that because when Canelo fought me, he was in his prime and when I fought [him], I was an old man,” he told FightHype.com in Miami Gardens, Florida, after his rather heated and controversial press conference with Logan Paul.
Who would have beaten whom under what circumstances is anyone’s guess. There’s always an if and there’s always a but in sport. however, the fact remains that Canelo couldn’t beat Mayweather when the two actually faced each other and that’s always going to hurt him, especially because of who it came against and that it is the only blot on an otherwise perfect career so far.
But anyway, for now, the Mexican should be out celebrating his impressive win over Billy Joe Saunders.
Canelo got the job done in round eight after a brutal uppercut caught the Brit flush in the eye, resulting in him unable to come out for round nine, retiring on his stool in the corner.