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Canelo Annoyed: They Are Asking For The Moon and Stars To Fight Me!

Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez was blunt with his statements after he admitted that he's finding it hard to secure opponents because they are asking for “the moon and the stars” to get in the ring with him.

The Mexican boxer has said that this is the main problem at the moment in reaching an agreement for his fights.

Canelo will return to the ring on May 2nd, as part of Cinco De Mayo weekend.

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There were offers made to super middleweight world champions Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders, and both declined - looking to secure bigger purses.

Last year, Canelo paid heavy purses to his opponents. Daniel Jacobs reportedly received $12 million to face Canelo in May 2019, and Sergey Kovalev received around the same amount to face him in November 2019.

Because of those high purse figures, opponents like Smith, Saunders and several others are looking for big offers on the table. 

Canelo says it's getting tougher and tougher to secure a top opponent.

“Because they want a lot of money. When they go to fight with Canelo they want the moon and the stars, that is the complication - but there are many opponents and there has to be one out there. I'm ready for anyone,” Canelo said to ESPN Deportes.

Canelo wanted to fight in Japan against superstar Ryota Murata, but they were unable to agree on the financial terms. He also wants to fight in his native Mexico as well.

“I want to end the year by fighting in Japan if God is willing, that is the idea,” Canelo said.

"I'm going to fight on May 2 and we will announce the opponent. There is not one [opponent] defined yet. Maybe not this year, but the next [year I will fight in Mexico]. There are possibilities to return to Mexico. I am delighted to come to Mexico. It can be anywhere in Mexico."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by alexjust on 02-23-2020

Given that any 160-168 fighters worth a @%@^#^ are with Eddie, there is no way he'll get to fight a top opponent on a dime. Rightly so. And they also send waves in the division, which will make it even…

Comment by TJ highway on 02-20-2020

[B]Where is the ass man?[/B]

Comment by TJ highway on 02-19-2020

Canela want's some 160 pounders to move up t 168 and fight him. Fight at light heavy or shut the **** up! We are ready heard he wants to fight David Lemieux, Smith or Saunders. LOL, time is running out.…

Comment by kidbazooka on 02-19-2020

[QUOTE=TJ highway;20399286][B]Diva Canelo want's to fight the smaller guys and do it on the cheap.[/B][/QUOTE] Wtf???? Canelo is smaller than most of those guys you dumbass noob.

Comment by TJ highway on 02-19-2020

[B]Diva Canelo want's to fight the smaller guys and do it on the cheap.[/B]

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