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Mayweather's Choice Nears: Canelo, Guerrero in The Mix

By Edward Chaykovsky

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will make an announcement next week regarding the details of his May 5th bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. According to Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Richard Schaefer, both HBO and Showtime are being considered to handle the pay-per-view aspect. Two of the fighters being considered for Mayweather, according to Schaefer, are Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Robert Guerrero.

Alvarez (39-0, 29KOs), the WBC's champion at 154-pounds, would meet Mayweather halfway at 150-pounds. Guerrero (29-1-1, 18KOs) has been campaigning hard for a shot, and wants to move up in weight to challenge Mayweather for his WBC welterweight crown. The two fighters, both Mexican, fight the profile for the Cinco De Mayo weekend, but Canelo is obviously the much bigger draw in Mexico.

Schaefer doesn't expect Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum to finalize an agreement for a Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight.

"It's clear [Arum] doesn't want to do a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight. I hope it's an eye-opener," Schaefer told the paper's Steve Carp.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 01-07-2012

[QUOTE=trainhard_187;11638402]Wait I thought it was Pacquiao on May 5th.. Leaduppercut, GRUSTLER, and all you other idiots I got into earlier.. What now..?[/QUOTE] You are a fkn idiot tryhard_187..... [B]Yesterday, May 5th was fine for Manny.....[/B] [url]http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/7425490/manny-pacquiao-presented-four-options-next-fight[/url] [B]Today, now that Mayweather…

Comment by AvoidDisaster on 01-07-2012

[QUOTE=bigboss1;11638445]yes in boxing anything is possible, but alvarez beating mayweather is damn near impossible to the point where i would bet my home,car and left nut that he won't beat floyd. ortiz is huge, he was 164 fight night against…

Comment by tdubb on 01-07-2012

[QUOTE=thoughtsss;11638516]First of all it wont be Cotto. Secondly it will most likely be Canelo. Fighting a mexican on may 5th will bring in a boat load of money.[/QUOTE] I disagree, you can't insert a random mexican fighter into the mix…

Comment by _original_ on 01-07-2012

[QUOTE=Punching Diva;11638704]Robert Guerrero gives Floyd more problems then Canelo, thats a fact. The Ghost is a worthy opponent and he's done way more in boxing then Alvarez. His has a good story to sell as well. I want to Guerrero…

Comment by Punching Diva on 01-07-2012

Robert Guerrero gives Floyd more problems then Canelo, thats a fact. The Ghost is a worthy opponent and he's done way more in boxing then Alvarez. His has a good story to sell as well. I want to Guerrero vs.…

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