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Canelo's Trainer Explains Mayweather Catch-Weight Deal

By Salvador Rodriguez

Chepo Reynoso, the manager and trainer for WBC/WBA junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-0-1, 30KOs), gives a lot of credit to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer for working day and night to finalize a deal that matches Canelo against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26KOs) on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

In a recent article on BoxingScene.com, Canelo stated that both sides budged a little on the weight.

The two sides agreed on a catch-weight of 152-pounds, but Reynoso says it wasn't easy.

Initially, Chepo claims Mayweather wanted a catch-weight of 150-pounds, and Canelo wanted the full junior middleweight limit of 154. Mayweather and Canelo finally agreed to meet in the middle, with both giving up two pounds in weight.

"we are happy with the negotiations, after all, this is what we were looking for. We are ready to face him and remove him from the throne," said Reynoso.

"We had to give up some weight, but we are confident that everything will be fine. Those two pounds that we're sacrificing was a condition to get the Mayweather fight. He wanted 150 pounds and we requested 152, and I think in the end we did well."

"If we did not give up those two pounds, he wouldn't fight. Besides, Mayweather wanted to fight at 147, then 150. Fortunately, Richard Schaefer is a great negotiator. Everyone did their part to get this achieved."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Big Dunn on 06-06-2013

[QUOTE=ADP02;13451496]Yet in the other thread you are saying that Manny has 3 CWs .... does it matter or not? What makes it even more hypocritical for Floyd and many of his fans is that for years, CWs was evil. Manny…

Comment by ADP02 on 06-06-2013

[QUOTE=Pacquiao'd;13451791]Floyd had every right to take it off when PACjuice kept running[/QUOTE] Canelo had every right to take what he said in 2011 off the table .... As for running, Floyd is better in that department. From vacations to even…

Comment by Pacquiao'd on 06-05-2013

[QUOTE=ADP02;13451507]Floyd was the one who said 14 day cutoff with Manny. Floyd accepted 50/50 deal with Manny You OK with Floyd taking them off the table. How can you not see that something like WEIGHT is not going to be…

Comment by tacoboxer on 06-05-2013

[QUOTE=pistol whip;13450956]Im not concerned about Canelo's camp and yes im well aware they agreed to the fight otherwise there wouldn't be a fight dumbass. My criticism is that Floyd fan's are hypocrites because all they ever did was scream bloody…

Comment by ADP02 on 06-05-2013

[QUOTE=Pacquiao'd;13451348]Canelo himself didn't think so, [COLOR="Red"][B][U]he brought it up first two years ago[/U][/B][/COLOR][/QUOTE] Floyd was the one who said 14 day cutoff with Manny. Floyd accepted 50/50 deal with Manny You OK with Floyd taking them off the table. How…

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