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Canelo's Trainer: Mayweather Wants a Lower Weight

By Miguel Rivera

According to Jose "Chepo" Reynoso, trainer of WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (44-0-1, 30KOs), there is a weight issue that has to be worked out in order to fight WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26KOs) on September 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Chepo claims that Mayweather wants the fight to take place at the welterweight limit of 147-pounds. Canelo wants to fight at the junior middleweight limit. Chepo says there is "0" chance of the bout take place at 147. They did propose the idea of having a catch-weight, which Mayweather rejected.

"Floyd wants every advantage on his side. Among one of the things that is often being stressed is that he wants Canelo at a lower weight. Why would I make my boy sacrifice so much? We proposed an intermediate weight for things to be level for both [fighters], but he refused. Yes we want to fight, but that does not mean [Mayweather] will get everything [he wants]," Chepo said to Erika Montoya.

The weight was an obvious concern when this fight was first discussed. Mayweather walks around close to the welterweight limit, while Canelo weighs over 170-pounds on the night of his fights. Mayweather hold the WBA's "super title" at 154, but he defeated Miguel Cotto, a small junior welterweight, to capture that title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Raw Dog on 05-29-2013

[QUOTE=El Angel;13431891]No hate, but it's at 152 FYI.[/QUOTE] For all the belts, so Floyd will be lineal at 154 when he wins.

Comment by El Angel on 05-29-2013

[QUOTE=The Raw Dog;13431877]Don't hate after September 14th, mutha****as.[/QUOTE] No hate, but it's at 152 FYI.

Comment by The Raw Dog on 05-29-2013

Don't hate after September 14th, mutha****as. [QUOTE=The Raw Dog;13357315]Yawn... Ill make sure to bookmark this thread and bump after Floyd whoops Sal's ass at 154 and becomes lineal champ in his 4th weight class.[/QUOTE]

Comment by hugh grant on 05-16-2013

People keep telling floyd is scared and Floyd dont want to prove to people they are wrong thats not a good sign. Money has made Floyd soft. Not that he has ever taken any risks in boxing. Its always short…

Comment by techliam on 05-16-2013

[QUOTE=ADP02;13376195]So now this claim has been confirmed by Floyd's team .... ... time to make up another excuse guys! ....................... READY, SET ............ GO![/QUOTE] Seriously don't bother with those guys. Their arguments are ALWAYS trying to disprove anything negative regarding…

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