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Team Canelo: Mayweather Still a Target For September

By Rene Umanzor

According to Jose 'Chepo' Reynoso, trainer and manager of WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, the door is not closed on a possible fall fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26KOs). The two boxers were negotiating a possible fall match, which Canelo claims Mayweather turned his back on by refusing to sign a contract. Canelo will face WBA champion Austin Trout in a unification match on April 20th in San Antonio, and Mayweather will defend his WBC welterweight title against Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero on May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"We have to fight the best, and Mayweather is the best, so we have not at all ruled him out or closed the door on him. Right now he and Saul have their own commitments, and after these fights we can go back and see if they can resume negotiations," Chepo said. "[Sergio] Martinez and [Miguel] Cotto are names that still sound very good for September and we think they are very important - and of course we want to face either of them. Right now there no negotiations, but are future projects for us."

"Right now everything is geared to face Trout at the Alamodome, where there is much interest in seeing Canelo go against a tough opponent. We confident that we will move forward and once and for all everyone will realize that he is a great champion."

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KRAFTSMAN on 03-11-2013

I don't think the Ginger kid is looking past Trout. No one in those shoes ain't really that stupid. He knows that losing to Trout would provide Floyd the perfect excuse not to fight him. That's why he needs to…

Comment by East on 03-11-2013

It's funny how so many ppl dog Mayweather claiming he's scared of Canelo... When,Canelo isn't proven!!! Mayweather, Broner, Berto, Rigondeaux, and Hopkins get dogged on this site and Canelo who happens to have NO reputable names on his resume gets…

Comment by Bushbaby on 03-11-2013

After canelo takes this sonning come April, Floyd will be too busy figuring out how to duck Trout while fooling his fans & probably retire instead of bothering with canelo.

Comment by Jack Napier on 03-11-2013

who the hell else is Floyd gonna fight? Trout will get beat and Alvarez will fight Floyd that fight's been building for a while now Floyd has this new deal but 0 marketable opponents aside from Alvarez Alvarez needs to…

Comment by royjonesjrKTFO on 03-11-2013

Haha Canelo still dreaming about that big payday that wasn't guaranteed upon.

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