Canelo Claims He Can Beat Floyd In Rematch At 160
During a conference call on Tuesday, Canelo Alvarez made it clear that there is only one weight he’d come down to if he were ever to fight Floyd Mayweather again.
“I can’t go down further than 160 pounds,” said Alvarez, who debuts at super middleweight against WBA champion Rocky Fielding on December 15th at Madison Square Garden. “If that fight were to take place, it would have to be at 160 pounds.”
Alvarez made it known that he wants a rematch against Mayweather, who defeated Alvarez in 2013 at a catchweight of 152 pounds, two pounds under the junior middleweight limit of 154 pounds.
“I’m a more complete fighter now,” Alvarez said of his skills five years after Mayweather took a decision in Las Vegas.
“It’ll be much more competitive. I have more experience. I have improved a lot, so it would be different. It was experience who defeated me that night, and that’s why it was a boring fight as well, because he didn’t really do much to me, either. So, it was experience. And I have more experience now, and I’m a much more mature fighter. I’m better than the fighter who fought that night.”
Full Quote Transcribed by Keith Idec