Originally Posted by QballLobo
I agree, I think it is a smart move by Canelo's team. For all those saying that Canelo doesn't have this type of pull, obviously GBP isn't balking otherwise they would have told team Canelo to go F themselves and announced a fight everyone knew was a done deal late last year. Now whether or not he has earned that type of leverage is a valid debate.
The fact that they have held up the announcement means they are taking this seriously. At the end of the day Floyd only has a few more fights left, Canelo is the cash cow of the future for Golden Boy.
Mares or Broner would be good for the undercard, but the casual viewer has no idea who they are. Canelo did prove in September that he can move the needle.
Like I said Canelo has nothing to lose, he either get's his guarantee from team Mayweather (not likely) or he doesn't and gets confirmation that the fight will not happen this year and he can move on and headline his own card.
I'm not sure if that statement is accurate. Mares has 26 bouts and has headlined (or been the co-feature) in his last 6 fights. Broner has 25 bouts and has headlined (or been the co-feature) in his last 6 fights. I'm sure casual fans remember when he blasted Litzau in 1, or when he got a disputed decision against Ponce, or just recently, when he beat the brakes off DeMarco. Didn't he break some TV record too? Not to mention that he's charismatic and is similar to Floyd as well. Mares is one of the more popular "little guys" in the sport, and he has an entertaining style to go with it. Add the fact that he's Mexican, and it makes it that much easier to sell the card. Maybe they don't bring in as much revenue as Canelo does. But I'm sure GBP will put them in legit match-ups that have the possibility of being competitive because they aren't protecting Mares/Broner.
I say, let Canelo have his own PPV and see what comes of it. Whether it's Mayweather or Canelo, somebody's gonna get their ego checked.