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Canelo Expects De La Hoya To Get Him Mayweather Jr.

By Miguel Rivera and James Blears

Plaza Mexico, Mexico City - As BoxingScene.com previously reported, WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (39-0, 29KOs) issued a challenge to the WBC's welterweight champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs). The young Mexican star, shortly after his fifth round stoppage of Kermit Cintron, called for a Mayweather showdown in May.

"Next year we want the best. We want Mayweather in May. Apart from the money, that doesn't matter. We want the best in the world and he's the best pound for pound," Canelo stated.

It's no secret in the boxing industry, Mayweather already has an HBO return date scheduled for May 5th, Cinco De Mayo weekend, which is one of the most lucrative periods of the year for boxing events involving Mexican fighters. The MGM Grand in Las Vegas is set aside for Mayweather's next fight.

Canelo told reporters in the aftermath that he "was serious" about his request to face Mayweather in May of 2012. He "expects [Golden Boy President] Oscar De La Hoya" to support his pursuit of the biggest fight possible by "negotiating a deal for a potential Mayweather fight in May."

"This coming year, some very important things are going to happen for me, and I want to go after the big names," Alvarez said.

This past September, the two boxers co-headlined an HBO split-site pay-per-view event, with Floyd stopping Victor Ortiz in Las Vegas and Canelo being the headliner in California and knocking out Alfonso Gomez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bermuda on 11-27-2011

why is canelo going after floyd? he still hasn't fought a top guy at 154 ...

Comment by TheGoldenChamp on 11-27-2011

[QUOTE=FeFist;11480446]It's frustrating that fighters nowadays expect to be spoon fed big fights. Nothing about his performance against Cintron warrants a fight with Mayweather. He wouldn't get clowned for 5 rounds, he get stopped in rounds 8-10 as his conditioning is…

Comment by Ringlife on 11-27-2011

De La Hoya is going to try make to Pac vs Money first.

Comment by delpilar on 11-27-2011

Actually Canelo expects another dead man to beat inside the ring.

Comment by Lac'em up on 11-27-2011

[QUOTE=4CornersKid;11480333]Hopefully Williams fights Molina, Trout fights Mundine, and than Bundrage will give Kirkland a shot at the title. Saul Alvarez Cornelius Bundrage Miguel Cotto James Kirkland Austin Trout Erislandy Lara Alfredo Angulo Carlos Molina Paul Williams Vanes Martirosyan There are…

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