Advertisement
Advertisement

Canelo Will Only Fight Pacquiao at 154, No Catch-Weight

By Luis Sandoval

Last week BoxingScene reported that Manny Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz said Pacquiao is looking at Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as a possible opponent next year provided they can come to an agreement on an acceptable catch-weight.

Pacquiao currently resides in the Welterweight division while Canelo campaigns 7 pounds north at Junior Middleweight.

Pacquiao has made a venture into the Junior Middleweight division once before when he fought Antonio Margarito but the fight was contracted at a catch weight of 150 lbs. Manny also used a catch-weight against Miguel Cotto back in 2009 and they plan to strike a similar deal with Alvarez in order to make the fight happen.

BoxingScene spoke to Alvarez exclusively during a private visit to his training camp in San Diego and asked him if he’d be willing to fight at a catch weight in order to make a fight possible with Pacquiao.

“Those days are over. I don’t fight outside my weight class. That’s the first thing I learned in my fight with Floyd [Mayweather]. I don’t fight outside my weight. If they want to fight at 154 then we can move forward and if not, I’ll continue with my career,” Alvarez would tell BoxingScene.

Alvarez agreed to fight Mayweather at a catch-weight of 152 lbs for their mega fight last year in September and while Canelo made the weight without any trouble, he’s not going to agree to fight below 154 ever again; even if it means a fight with Pacquiao is out the window.

While Canelo won’t agree to come down in weight, he does like the idea of fighting Pacquiao. He feels the fight could happen down the line but he only has thing on his mind at the moment.

“I think it’s a fight that could probably happen. They are fighters that are in their moment and if that fight happens, we’re ready. At this point though, it’s just rumors and we’re ready for this fight [with Lara],” said Canelo.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter & Instagram @Truewest007.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Philadel on 06-05-2014

Nelo might be too big for Pac....but I remember years ago I sounded real crazy by boldly saying that I would pick Pac to beat Paul Williams at 147....even Pac fans wasn't buying that.....but I stand by that till this…

Comment by DominiBox on 06-05-2014

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;14623820]I think Canelo's last 2 fights were Mayweather and Angulo, just so that you're comparing apples to apples. Do that math, and see what comes out.[/QUOTE] If we're comparing apples to apples, then we must compare A-sides. Canelo wasn't the…

Comment by john_uphold on 06-05-2014

[QUOTE=MaskedMurderer;14626538]This fight wont happen. He really undefeated, who has beat him at 154? No one. He the future, young talented only way the so called TBE could even manage the courage to fight him was to drain him into a…

Comment by MaskedMurderer on 06-05-2014

This fight wont happen. He really undefeated, who has beat him at 154? No one. He the future, young talented only way the so called TBE could even manage the courage to fight him was to drain him into a…

Comment by PRchamp on 06-05-2014

So he can make 154lbs for Pacquiao but not for Lara? WTF is wrong in this sport, every little boxing diva are getting too much leverage.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (172)
Top Headlines Liam Smith: I Can Take Canelo's Shots, I Want To Test His Chin! Tommy Morrison's Son Aims To Impress on ShoBox Kovalev-Ward Deal Finalized For Vegas; Announcement Soon Anthony Joshua's Ring Return: Manchester is The Frontrunner Whyte vs. Sexton Plans Canned, Could Be Dereck Chisora Next Robert Frankel Ready: Jose Felix is a Very Winnable Fight Casimero Training Very Hard For Edwards, Says Promoter Hearn Hopeful For Callum Johnson Commonwealth Challenge Golovkin's Coach: Eubank Sr. Telling Lies, Must Come To His Senses Vargas Confident: I Really Think I'm Knocking Manny Pacquiao Out! Golovkin: This is Different, I'm Not Doing What Canelo Did! Frank Warren on Eubank vs. Langford, Flanagan's Options Edwards Confident of Shocking Casimero on Golovkin vs. Brook Con Sheehan Signs With MGM, Will Fight Twice In A Week LaRon Mitchell Goes The Distance, Danny Roman Wins Mikaela Lauren Promises To Drill Klara Svensson For The Count Macklin Warns Brook: Golovkin is Smart, Don't Let Him Read You Jacobs: I'll Fight Golovkin Before Canelo Does - For Right Money Muhammad Ali Center Looks To The Future Without The Champ Frank Warren Throws Water on Joshua's Claim of Joyce Robbery Canelo Pleased To Reclaim Mexican Dates From Mayweather Deontay Wilder, Jarrell Miller Explodes - Heated Confrontation! Photos: Marriaga vs. Robb, Felix vs. Frankel - UniMas Weights Photos: Lucian Bute Putting in Work, Eager To Resume Career Brandon Rios' Manager: Top Rank Contract Ends in December Smith: Canelo Had To Go To 154 To Save Face Over Golovkin! Photos: Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Terrell Gausha Ready Hands of Stone - Ramirez Credits Roberto Duran as Mentor Gilberto Ramirez Starts Next Stage, Aims To Return By Year's End Murat Gassiev: Lebedev Improved A lot Since Hiring Roach Abel Ramos faces veteran Juan Jesus Rivera in Phoenix, Arizona Chisora's Coach: Joshua is Better Than Fury, But Haye Beats Him Ishe Smith Discusses Training Camp, Fighting Frank Galarza Shakur Stevenson, Nico Hernandez To Get Honored at Home Smith: Canelo Ducked Golovkin, Talk of Pacquiao is Embarrassing! Mayweather Promotions' Titans of the Trade on September 17 Eubank Jr: Saunders is Extremely Boring, I Want 50-50 For Rematch Karim Mayfield Vents Over Bakhtiyar Eyubov Loss, Wants Rematch Marrero Reflects on Latest Win, Remains in Pursuit of Zambrano Burns-Relikh Title Fight Confirmed For October 7 in Glasgow
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement