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 Last update:  1/10/2013       Read more by Robert Morales         
   
Schaefer Likes Canelo's Chances Against Mayweather
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By Robert Morales

What would happen if Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez fought? Since it seems possible the two could tangle later this year, it's an interesting question to ponder. Last week, while discussing how that fight could do on pay-per-view, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer also talked about how Alvarez might fare against the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

"We know that is going to be a big fight because a lot of boxing experts actually give 'Canelo' a pretty good chance of beating Mayweather, because he's young and he's strong and punches very hard, too," Schaefer said. "I mean, I could keep going on. You can ask Shane Mosley. He (Alvarez) has actually surprising speed as well, so, you know, he has a good shot."

Golden Boy has not made any formal announcement regarding Mayweather's May 4 opponent at MGM Grand, but Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero is expected to be across from Mayweather when the bell rings that night for the main event. Alvarez is also expected to be on that bill, but Schaefer could not yet say whether Alvarez is a lock for the Cinco De Mayo-weekend event.

Assuming Alvarez is, if he and Mayweather emerge victorious a fight between the two could be a possibility for the Sept. 14 date Schaefer has reserved for Mayweather.

Robert Morales covers boxing for the Los Angeles Daily News and BoxingScene.com.

Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Saul Alvarez , Richard Schaefer



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comment by tlaloc, on 01-11-2013
[QUOTE=Bushbaby]Hey guys, lets ask a shot to pieces Sugar Shane who did better against ginger bumhype, than he did against Floyd,lol!! No schaefer, I doubt any boxing expert believes ginger has a good chance. Otherwise we got to pull the title of expert immediately.:nono:[/QUOTE] Mosley nev...

comment by tlaloc, on 01-11-2013
[QUOTE=mike3000gt71]Canelo is going to give Mayweatehr the ebating of his life i feel sad already[/QUOTE] I don't agree cuz Mayweather might not take the fight. I like Mayweather but he's just too smart, he just knows who to fight & when to fight them and he also knows who not to fk with!

comment by AHUEVO, on 01-10-2013
[QUOTE=-Kev-]If Silva survived, hurt, and stood up to Angulo's best shots, what makes you think Canelo wouldn't destroy Angulo in the ring? Unless you're going to say something delusional like Silva is better than Canelo, which is in your posting style to say something like that. Canelo would ...

comment by -Kev-, on 01-10-2013
[QUOTE=Bushbaby]If Josesito & Gomez can land on ginger, what makes you think Angulo can't??[/QUOTE] If Silva survived, hurt, and stood up to Angulo's best shots, what makes you think Canelo wouldn't destroy Angulo in the ring? Unless you're going to say something delusional like Silva is bette...

comment by PunchyPotorff, on 01-10-2013
I think Canelo would surprise alot of people in w/Floydie. Jr would probably get busted up worse than he did vs Cotto.

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