Set to fight WBA light-middleweight champion “No Doubt” Austin Trout in a unification bout on April 20 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, WBC light middleweight titleholder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez claimed to have “no need for (Floyd) Mayweather.”
Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KOs) was tentatively slated to scrap Trout (26-0, 14 KOs) on a card headlined by the 36-year-old Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) on Cinco de Mayo weekend.
However, the Mexican superstar bailed after Mayweather, a longstanding WBC world welterweight king who was named The Ring “Fighter of the Year” in 1998 and 2007, refused to guarantee they’d battle each other on September 14.
“Mayweather has no word to support what he says. The contract was already within the terms and just was missing the signature,” said Alvarez, 22, who last threw fists in September with an easy defense of his crown against interim WBC welterweight titlist Josésito López. “He said yes, but nothing happened at the end. Floyd never signed anything. But in spite of all that I am happy with my fight and my own date. This is what I wanted from the beginning.”
Alvarez, a thunderous slugger who will floor the extremely competent 27-year-old Trout within 10 rounds when they tussle on the unofficial holiday for reefer smokers, continued bashing Mayweather.
“I have no need for Mayweather to impose conditions because I can have my own fans, my own event and my own history,” said Alvarez, who began boxing professionally at the ludicrous age of 15. “I'm tired of being accessible to fight him, since he never was real in what he was talking. The truth is he does not want to fight me. I will continue doing my own history.”
Mayweather will outclass Robert Guerrero this spring and remain perfect inside the squared circle.
Hence, if all proceeds accordingly, Alvarez and “Pretty Boy” should still fistfight on Mexican Independence Day weekend.
Despite the intrigue, in all fairness, topflight pugilists like Mayweather and Alvarez shouldn’t compete on the same evening anyway.
The bruising redhead, who is rightfully considered the elite welterweight prospect in the world, “will continue doing (his) own history.”
Comparatively, provided “Pretty Boy” isn’t readying to avoid Alvarez like he did Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather should entirely focus on defeating the tough 29-year-old Guerrero (31-1-1-2, 18 KOs) before inking a future dustup.
Assuming both standout prizefighters emerge victorious in their respective matches, Floyd better agree to face Saul Alvarez or “Mayweather has no word to support what he says.”