Canelo: I'd Like Pacquiao in 2012, Mosley and Cotto Too

By Jaime Alfredo Gomez,

WBA junior middleweight champion Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez has big plans on his mind. The 20-year-old boxer is training for the first defense of his title, scheduled for June 18 in Guadalajara against British boxer Ryan Rhodes at the VFG Arena.

As previously reported on, Alvarez would like to face Mexican rival Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in September or December. Chavez goes for the WBC middleweight title on June 4 against champion Sebastian Zbik.

"I hope that he wins in June and then he and I could fight in September or December. I told my company to arrange this meeting. I know Chávez, there is no grudge, however it bothers me that there is not a lot of discussion [to do the fight]. I'd like give this fight to the people, and we must do it. Nothing else would have to be negotiated other than the weight for the fight," Alvarez said.

Alvarez is still thinking about Pacquiao in the near future.

"Of course I would like to avenge the Mexican defeats by taking such a challenge, but it would have to be in 2012. I would also like fights with Miguel Coto, Shane Mosley and other great fighters," Alvarez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sapo#1 on 04-30-2011

[QUOTE=boricuajr23;10454556]How is Ricky Hatton washed up at 31 with a record of 45-1 fighting in his natural weight at 140 lbs (where he had never lost in his career)?[/QUOTE] Ricky Fatton coke head Hatton... beer drinking and barfood eating most…

Comment by smokenace on 04-29-2011

[QUOTE=chiguy91;10454989]good for saul to want to fight the best, but first he must get past rhodes and continue fighting JMWs. screw the fight with chavez jr, people can wait, both of them need to prove themselves first instead of trying…

Comment by puga on 04-29-2011

really not a fan but i give him a chance to prove himself vs rhodes...if gets the win ( no controveries)....he's got my props....

Comment by boricuajr23 on 04-29-2011

[QUOTE=FerdinandMarcos;10455041]How was Hatton the best at 140? I don't remember Ricky beating Tim Bradley. Hatton should have fought Floyd at 140 when he had the chance.[/QUOTE] Timothy Bradley didnt win a world title until 2008. Hatton had been fighting in…

Comment by FerdinandMarcos on 04-29-2011

[QUOTE=boricuajr23;10455022]I'm not arguing the fact about Hatton being overrated. I'm arguing the fact that many people are saying he was washed up when Pacquiao fought him which I dont see how he went from Prime against Floyd to 18 months…

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