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Saul Alvarez: I am Focused on Mayweather For May 5th

By Salvador Rodriguez

As BoxingScene.com had reported a few days ago, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (39-0-1, 29KOs) began training for a planned ring return on May 5th. Also returning on May 5th, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, is Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs). Canelo has not disclosed if he's fighting Mayweather, or if the two boxers are going to co-headine another HBO pay-per-view - as they did last September.

But, Canelo does not hide his feelings. He wants to fight Mayweather on May 5th. The Mexican superstar, also the WBC champion at 154-pounds, is willing to face Mayweather at a catch-weight of 150-pounds. Mayweather is the WBC's champion at 147.

"Right now my mind is focused on a possible fight with Mayweather. It would be a dream fulfilled," Canelo said.

Mayweather is trying to secure Manny Pacquiao for the May date, but the two sides appear to be far apart on several key points - including the date. Canelo, however, is ready to go.

Salvador Rodriguez covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WESS on 01-13-2012

[QUOTE=PACsmash;11663114]excuses after another.. now martinez is one of ur fav fighter also? why do u always use that lame excuse that so and so is one of your fav fighter also? everytime u debate and a name gets brought up…

Comment by matrichuploader on 01-13-2012

He is too young for Mayweather. :nonono:

Comment by PACsmash on 01-13-2012

[QUOTE=WESS;11663093]Excuse? Which excuse are you talking about from Team Pac now? There are too many to pick as reason why this fight is not going down. The bottom line is Bob does not want this fight. Are you dumb or…

Comment by WESS on 01-13-2012

[QUOTE=PACsmash;11663079]the next big money?? really?? is that the excuse?? martinez martinez anyone?? LOL!![/QUOTE] Excuse? Which excuse are you talking about from Team Pac now? There are too many to pick as reason why this fight is not going down. The…

Comment by FJRod on 01-13-2012

Join me let's stp this BS where are the real Boxing fans?

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