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Robert Garcia Expects Mayweather vs. Canelo To Happen

By Chris Robinson

With an impending jail sentence about to start in a matter of days and Juan Manuel Marquez angling for a November date with Manny Pacquiao, it seems to be more and more likely that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will find himself against someone other than the Filipino icon the next time he sets foot inside of a ring.

Mayweather’s popularity is still at its peak, a fact further evidenced from the 1.5 million pay-per-view buys he generated with his May 5th victory over Miguel Cotto. Facing the formidable Puerto Rican inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Mayweather found a way to overcome Cotto’s aggression, countering him throughout the night as he pulled out a unanimous decision verdict by scores of 118-110 and 117-111 twice.

Taking in the action, trainer Robert Garcia feels the scores were just.

“It was a great fight,” Garcia told me recently from his personal gym in Oxnard, California. “I know a lot of people think that Cotto won more rounds. I think the scores were right. They were close rounds. Maybe I’ll give two rounds to Cotto but it was tough for Mayweather. He won most of the rounds; it wasn’t easy. He had to really fight to win those rounds.”

On the Mayweather-Cotto undercard, 21-year old Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez successfully defended his WBC junior middleweight crown with a punishing and systematic drubbing of the once-great Shane Mosley.

And while Alvarez may not make sense as a possible Mayweather opponent just yet, Garcia can see him getting such a shot in the future.

“Well, Mayweather, anybody he fights, anybody he’s against, it’s going to be interesting,” Garcia added. “I would like to see him against Canelo. I think that will happen in the future. They both work together with the same promoter. I think [there is] one or two fights Canelo can do before that and he should be ready for Mayweather.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 4Corners on 05-30-2012

If it happens, it'll be May 2013/2014. I'd like to see Canelo fight 4 fights before a Floyd fight. Kirkland in September 2012, Molina/Lara/Trout in December 2012, Cotto in May/June 2013, and another Top 10 SWW in September 2013, than…

Comment by jakyah on 05-30-2012

To all the Floyd haters @ the end of the day regardless how he won he still one. He coulda boxed circles around cotto but he didn't and still won at the least 8 rounds to 4 and that's being…

Comment by Carpe Diem on 05-29-2012

Oh well. I couldn't care less if this fight happen or not, it's a high-risk low-reward fight. Mayweather-Pacquiao will never happen.

Comment by tlarry on 05-29-2012

Floyd was hopeful Cotto didn't have as much in the tank as was learned. Floyd didn't give the fans what they wanted in a toe to toe fight as he described, he fought toe to toe because he had to.…

Comment by jg77 on 05-29-2012

It would be nice to see that fight and for Canelo to win.

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