Canelo Open To Mayweather Rematch
Prior to signing the richest deal in the history of sports, Canelo Alvarez claimed he’d be willing to have a rematch against the currently retired Floyd Mayweather.
Alvarez’ only pro loss would come by way of a unanimous decision win by Mayweather in September 2013, at a catch-weight of 152 pounds.
With Mayweather openly pondering a comeback against Manny Pacquiao or even current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Alvarez decided to throw his hat in the ring to get his win back.
“Look, that’s something that I would love,” Canelo said to Sports Illustrated. “If he wants to come back and is still motivated to come back, he should do it right. He should do it right and give me the opportunity to have that rematch and demonstrate who is better.”
According to Alvarez, it was inexperience and not skill that cost him a victory in 2013, and that he’d be better prepared this go around.
“In that first fight, experience beat me, as I was young,” Canelo said.
“And I don’t have much more to say than his experience beat me, and he is a great fighter. I’d love to have the opportunity to prove myself at this point in my career. I think it would be very different and if he is willing to come back, I would love to have that rematch. Show the people, who is truly the best.”
The current issue would be what weight the two would fight at, Mayweather has never fought above 154 pounds, while Alvarez is moving up to 168 pounds to fight WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding in December, it would be assumed that a catch-weight fight would be the most likely option for a rematch.
Initial Quote: Boxing Scene