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Schaefer: Canelo's Big Three Are All Possible For May 4

By Rick Reeno

After a very active run, WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (41-0-1, 30KOs) is planning to relax until Cinco De Mayo weekend. As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, Canelo met last week with Golden Boy Promotions to discuss his future.

Canelo is shooting for a ring return on May 4th, one of the most lucrative weekends in boxing, and he wants a major opponent. Three names are on his list - WBA 154-pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26KOs), former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (37-3, 20KOs), and WBC middleweight king Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28KOs).

Mayweather's plans are still a mystery, although rumors suggest that a ring return is being planned for the first half of 2013. Cotto has to overcome a difficult test on December 1, when he faces junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (25-0, 14KOs) in New York's Madison Square Garden. Martinez, who next month will undergo surgery on his right knee, should be ready to fight by April. Martinez has no problem with fighting Canelo at 154-pounds.

Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Richard Schaefer, told BoxingScene.com that any of the three fighters on Canelo's list is possible for May 4. Schaefer has a close working relationship with both Mayweather and Cotto. Although Schaefer doesn't exactly get along with Martinez's promoter, Lou DiBella, the Golden CEO does have a working relationship with Martinez's adviser Sampson Lewkowicz. And while Schaefer and DiBella have butted heads on several topics, they are not beyond the realm of working together to make a lucrative fight.

"We had different scenarios for Canelo. He could have fought in December, he could have fought in January. As I said, following his great win on September 15th [against Josesito Lopez]- he can fight when he wants to fight. He said that he wants to fight on May 4th and he wants a big fight. He said, in no particular order - [he wants] Mayweather, Cotto, Maravilla Martinez. Either one of those, he doesn't care," Schaefer said to BoxingScene.com.

"He wants a big fight. He believes he's ready and we believe he's ready. Every test you put in front to him, he passes with flying colors."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GRUSTLER on 10-18-2012

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;12615938]Has Cotto fought anybody with Canelo's speed and power at 154? Canelo is never careless, he's a patient fighter who carefully chooses when to open up. And when he does open up, it comes from all angles; side to side,…

Comment by Light_Speed on 10-18-2012

[QUOTE=BoxingGenius27;12613957]I know he wouldn't. Know why? Because Cotto can touch Canelo just like Lopez did. Except this time around, Canelo won't be so careless in launching his combinations because of what will be coming back in return. He'll actually get…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 10-18-2012

[QUOTE=twosweethooks;12615049]YOU mang are da funny mang , LMAO ! YOU mang have been WRONG each time Pac has fought its so funny to read what yall say whats funnier is duckweather won't fight Pac[/QUOTE] I've been wrong every time Pac…

Comment by nycsmooth on 10-18-2012

just unbelievable the wbc letd him skate off w/ot boxing his #1 or mandatory...he has NEVER did this...poor Vanes, Lara & Kirk, derving guys...Alvarez is the worst fraud in boxing...

Comment by twosweethooks on 10-18-2012

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;12614164]I've been slaying them for years. Even retired a few but you totally annihilated them in one post. It's just so pathetic that they are on Floyd's nuts so hard, that they don't even talk about Pacquiao as much, and…

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