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Sulaiman on Mayweather-Guerrero, Mayweather-Canelo

By Miguel Rivera

World Boxing Council (WBC) President Jose Sulaiman is standing behind the match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero. Mayweather returns on May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather recently named IBF champion Devon Alexander as the frontrunner to face him.

Sulaiman wants Mayweather, the WBC's champion at 147, to fight Guerrero, the WBC's interim-champion at 147, in order to establish the true WBC beltholder at welterweight.

If Mayweather wins, the WBC will support a match with WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Cenlo" Alvarez.

"We want Mayweather to fight against Guerrero so there is a single [WBC] champion in the welterweight division. After that we will definitely support entirely a fight between Mayweather and Canelo. We want Mayweather to first unify the [WBC] titles because Guererro won an eliminator and became that interim-champion. But, interim-titles do not exist under the WBC. It was created because Mayweather went to jail and we didn't want to remove the title from him - but at the same time we didn't want to freeze the title," Sulaiman said.

Regarding Canelo, Sulaiman says the boxer should meet Mayweather at a catch-weight, but under no circumstances should he agree to go down to 147.

"I do not think Canelo should go down to 147 pounds. They should agree to fight maybe at 150. Canelo can go down by four pounds and Mayweather can come up by three," Sulaiman said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WeltshmerzKO on 02-13-2013

[QUOTE=hitking;13028982]If you think Martinez is better than Floyd. In the words of the immortal Roger Mayweather, "you don't know **** about boxing.". If Martinez were a welterweight instead of a middleweight, or Floyd were a natural middleweight, Floyd would be…

Comment by WeltshmerzKO on 02-13-2013

[QUOTE=BigGenes;13030193]All i can see is Money Floyd vs MARZQUEZ II, waiting for it to announce![/QUOTE] Don't think anyone really wants to see floyd pick apart JMM again....even with Juan's newfound punching power. Floyd-Canelo or Floyd-Martinez please.

Comment by Heavy Heart on 02-13-2013

All i can see is Money Floyd vs MARZQUEZ II, waiting for it to announce!

Comment by MindBat on 02-13-2013

I can see all the Money May haters can't wait to see him back in the ring. :bottle: :love: :boxing:

Comment by Boxing Bob on 02-13-2013

[QUOTE=budfr;13028684]Floyd is a coward. He is afraid of Martinez, who is better than him. He is also afraid of Canelo, just like he was from Margarito. He only wins by points or by suckerpunching. Hugs too much. Boring. He engaged…

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