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 Last update:  5/5/2013       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Mayweather Says No Rush on Canelo Fight Decision
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By Rick Reeno

WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26KOs) says there is no rush to make a decision on facing WBC/WBA 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo' Alvarez (43-0-1, 30KOs) on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Both boxers are scheduled to return on the same September date. Mayweather, who won a twelve round decision over Robert Guerrero on Saturday night, wants to take some time and then he plans to make a decision on his next opponent in the coming weeks.

"I am close to 40 than I am to 21, so I feel like I'm in a postition to take some time off.... talk it over with Al Haymon, talk it over with my father, Leonard [Ellerbe] and the rest of my team, and see what we come up with. I'm not going to duck or dodge anyone but I'm at the pinnacle or my sport and I've earned my stripes. I worked hard for 17 years to get to this point. I'm not going to rush. Canelo Alvarez is a hell of a fighter. But when I seen the fight against Trout, I thought it was a lot closer. Trout wasn't landing big shots but he was more active. But like I said before, that's not for me to worry about. My job is to keep racking up victories and to be the best Floyd Mayweather," Mayweather said.

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer told BoxingScene.com that it's still too early to determine the situation with September 14 - regarding the possible scenarios for both Mayweather and Canelo.

Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Saul Alvarez , Mayweather-Canelo , Mayweather vs Canelo


 

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comment by Jack Napier, on 05-06-2013
Floyd better take Alvarez before someone else beats him the JWW's still have a couple fights left to sort themselves out Alvarez looked ish vs Trout, he's there to be had it's big money and an easy win for Floyd, so why delay it? Floyd should fight him while Garcia fights the Lucas-Lamont winner

comment by RL_GMA, on 05-06-2013
Canelo can fight another 154lber and i don't think it'll be bad because he just fought the #1 154lber, so he'd be practically fighting the #1-2 guys under him. With fighting Floyd, it's an all out event. They struggled to really promote this fight with Guerrero, so the next fight HAS to be bigger...

comment by MANIAC310, on 05-06-2013
Money should show the haters and NEVER fight Canelo.... They aint never gonna give Money credit anyway.

comment by hugh grant, on 05-06-2013
Floyd could fight Canelo in his next fight, as Floyd should want to fight Canelo coming off of a good win over trout But Canelo still isnt the finished article so if Canelo wants to improve a little, im not sure Floyd would really want that though, Canelo could fight Floyd in a years time. ...

comment by TBOGGS78, on 05-06-2013
[QUOTE=mathed]I see you left off the Trout win while you were giving out credit....wasn't that at 154? You also didn't mention Cotto as one of those over the hill fighters...that would diminish Floyd's win over him of course, it was only after Floyd ruined him, not Trout being a good boxer.[/QUO...

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