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Canelo: No Mayweather Obsession, Sept. 14 is My Date!

By Luis Sandoval

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is coming off the biggest win of his young career as he beat an undefeated champion in Austin Trout in front of nearly 40,000 fans last Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. The win silenced a lot of critics who have doubted the red headed champion and it also puts a demand for a showdown with pound for pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather.

Alvarez had made it no secret in the past that he wanted to fight Mayweather. He was under the impression that it would be him who would be fighting Mayweather this Cinco De Mayo holiday weekend but those plans never materialized. Instead, Mayweather chose to stay at 147 pounds and defend his WBC crown against Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero.

Alvarez was scheduled as the co-feature for Mayweather-Guerrero but eventually pulled out when Floyd refused to give him a written agreement that said he would face him next if both won their respective fights.

Despite making various attempts to secure a Mayweather fight, Alvarez is singing a different tune now. When he stopped by BoxingScene Radio fresh off his victory he was asked if he still wanted to fight Mayweather next.

"No look, I'm not obsessed with fighting Floyd Mayweather. There are many other options available for me and I'm ready to fight whoever. I'm ready for any fighter and I'm going to talk to my team and we'll see what happens next" Canelo would tell BoxingScene Radio.

Alvarez is slated to return to the ring September 14th though no opponent has been named and it’s assumed Mayweather is the target. Floyd also confirmed to BoxingScene that he would fight again in September. Now whether Floyd fights Alvarez or not, Canelo says the date is his.

"Yes, that date is for us. That's what we talked about and that's the date we will be fighting" said Alvarez.

Alvarez will be ringside May 4th to watch Mayweather tangle with Guerrero. In the past, potential opponents for Alvarez have lost as he sat ringside and he was asked if he feels the "Canelo Curse" will strike again that night.

"Not at all" Canelo would reply.

You can listen to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s interview in its entirety by listening to the BoxingScene Radio podcast: http://tobtr.com/s/4598335

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to BoxingScene Radio, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Javii86 on 04-25-2013

One thing's for sure, Cinco de Mayo weekend will be known more as a boxing holiday than the celebration of the Battle of Puebla.

Comment by Face Of Boxing on 04-25-2013

[quote=flint] Quote: Originally Posted by ColdCa$hCanelo you just made canelo more money. and no, not being on Floyd's card is going to negatively affect Floyd. Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android all this crying like a woman for floyd does'nt…

Comment by Face Of Boxing on 04-25-2013

[quote=MDPopescu] Quote: Originally Posted by switchsouthpaw I keep reading where some people are saying, why should Floyd fight Canelo? I ask why not? 1) Does Floyd for money and not belts (his own words)....YES. 2) Would Canelo bring more money…

Comment by cowardsinboxing on 04-25-2013

[QUOTE=Thickback;13287147]Changing his tune already. Sad. He basically used Floyd's name to promote his fight with Trout. And all of you idiots on BS fell for it. First all he wanted was Floyd, now there's no obsession?[/QUOTE] After stating his reason…

Comment by mex602 on 04-25-2013

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;13287164]Didn't think Canelo won and he looked very very... very ordinary. If he doesnt fight Floyd then he better be ready to catch that ass whooping from Lara. And they already got Sept 14th for Floyd so umm…

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