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 Last update:  2/14/2012       Read more by Victor Gonzalez         
   
Canelo: Agreement Made to Face Mayweather-Cotto Winner
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by Miguel Rivera and Victor Gonzalez, notifight.com

According to WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, an agreement was made that promises the 21-year-old superstar the winner of the upcoming junior middleweight fight between Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto, who are scheduled to clash on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Puerto Rican superstar's WBA title will be at stake.

Canelo will appear in the pay-per-view co-feature, defending his WBC title against former three division world champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley.

During BoxingScene.com's recent interview with Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, it was disclosed that the toughest portion of finalizing the Alvarez-Mosley deal - was getting Canelo to accept the co-feature position on Mayweather's pay-per-view.

Schaefer wasn't joking. Canelo confirms the information provided by Schaefer and states that he initially rejected a co-feature position on Mayweather's show. Canelo wanted to headline his own event on a different date.

To finalize the Mosley deal, Canelo states that he reached an agreement with Golden Boy to fight the Mayweather-Cotto winner. Canelo expects the winner to be Mayweather, but doesn't see the fight happening until 2013. 

"The condition to fight in a preliminary [position to] Mayweather - is that I would face whoever wins. If Mayweather wins, [the fight] won't happen until next year because he only fights once per year and he has to go to jail for three months, so it wouldn't happen until 2013," Canelo said.

"I placed that condition in and I have every intention to follow through on this. I initially didn't want appear as a co-star. I preferred to fight on another day and another place. I was told that Mayweather also wants to fight with me and that I would be next, so we agreed to [be the co-feature]."

Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Saul Alvarez , Miguel Cotto , Mayweather-Cotto , Mayweather vs Cotto


 

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comment by migz1980, on 02-19-2012
What's wrong with this kid? I can understand how any boxer would love to have a crack at all the big names $$$$$$, but learn to crawl before u can walk buddy. He hasn't fought any real notable fighters in order to even be considered for a mayweather, cotto, martinez, or pacquiao clash..let alone ...

comment by tatangb45, on 02-16-2012
[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK]So this is the fight that will happen after Floyd pulls his next publicity stunt to make it seem like he wants the Pac fight[/QUOTE] Floyd's next demand to Pac will most likely be, "fight me at 154 or no fight'. If Pac does not agree, then he will claim that Pac is ducking ...

comment by Lords, on 02-16-2012
Who are Canelo's notible wins? Who has he beat to even to considered for a fight with either Floyd or Miguel? This kid hasnt fought anybody yet. He was gasin in the end of the Cintron fight while Cintron was landing big shots and Cintron looked like an amateur too. I dont even think Canelo beats ...

comment by WESS, on 02-16-2012
[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK]Probably. Bob already has Marquez in reserve. GBP have Canelo. These are the fights we'll get in 2013[/QUOTE] I painfully agree....

comment by Dirk Diggler UK, on 02-16-2012
[QUOTE=WESS]Bob will make a statement about the out door stadium being delayed.... and needs more time.[/QUOTE] Probably. Bob already has Marquez in reserve. GBP have Canelo. These are the fights we'll get in 2013

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