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Schaefer Likes Canelo's Chances Against Mayweather

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tlaloc on 01-11-2013

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;12904614]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…

Comment by tlaloc on 01-11-2013

[QUOTE=mike3000gt71;12905399]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 &…

Comment by -Kev- on 01-10-2013

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;12905748]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…

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.

Comment by budfr on 01-10-2013

Stop saying Floyd is the best pound-4-pound. He is not. The best is Martinez followed by Pacman. By the way Canelo should fight Cotto and then Floyd. Both good fights. Floys is overhyped by American media."peeleft:

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