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Saul Alvarez: I'll Drop To 150 For Floyd Mayweather Jr.

By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (39-0-1, 29KOs) is willing to drop a few pounds to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs). Mayweather is the World Boxing Council's champion at 147-pounds. Alvarez has no problem facing Mayweather at a catch-weight of 150-pounds.

Last Saturday in Mexico City, Alvarez retained his title with a fifth round technical knockout of former champion Kermit Cintron.

After his win, Alvarez challenged Mayweather on national television. Mayweather is scheduled to fight on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Alvarez approached Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions, and requested a fight with Mayweather.

"It's what I want, the Mayweather fight. That's what we put on the table. I feel more mature and for that I am willing to go down to 150 pounds," said Canelo to Sal Rodriguez. "De la Hoya said he was going to pursue the Mayweather fight [for me]. We are ready for it. It's what people want, for me to fight someone like [Mayweather]."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 09-15-2013

I think it's funny how LarryX is the only guy to accept that the catchweight is B.S and other people need to stop defending it....

Comment by WESS on 09-15-2013

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Comment by ADP02 on 09-14-2013

[QUOTE=Reloaded;13743190]They are not fighting at 150 its 152 , that was Manny vs Margarito who is bigger than Canelo , this fight is 152 .[/QUOTE] What he is saying is that presently Canelo couldn't make 150 so that is why…

Comment by ADP02 on 09-14-2013

[QUOTE=Reloaded;13743187]It don't matter if it was 10 yrs ago , the weight is relevant to kick off a negotiation today seeing its only 4 pounds from the current weight and is in the middle of where Floyd is 147-154 ,…

Comment by Reloaded on 09-14-2013

[QUOTE=Don Mac;13743186]he was 21, now at 23 he couldnt make 150.[/QUOTE] They are not fighting at 150 its 152 , that was Manny vs Margarito who is bigger than Canelo , this fight is 152 .

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