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Mayweather Says No Rush on Canelo Fight Decision

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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,…

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…

Comment by LeG00N 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…

Comment by TBOGGS78 on 05-06-2013

[QUOTE=mathed;13331948]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…

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