Canelo: I'm Not Desperate, Mayweather Rematch is Good For Fans

WBA, WBC middleweight world champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez makes it clear that he's not desperate for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

He just believes that a contest between them would be welcomed by boxing fans.

On Wednesday, Canelo (50-1-2) announced a record-breaking 11-fight deal with DAZN on Wednesday, which is worth a minimum of $365 million and is the richest contract in sporting history, and he has given thought to who he might face after his December date with Rocky Fielding, the WBA "regular" super middleweight champion.


Mayweather is one potential opponent and, although Floyd has talked up a clash with UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov, Canelo would encourage the undefeated star to consider a repeat of their 2013 Las Vegas bout.

Mayweather dominated Canelo in their 2013 encounter, and retired from the sport in August 2017 - after winning stopping UFC superstar Conor McGregor in ten rounds.

"Yeah, [Mayweather] should return, he should return," Canelo told Omnisport. "And if he wants one more fight, we're here to give him a real fight, a good fight.

"[It would be] for the fans. I know that it would be good to make this fight so that they can enjoy some great sport. And so he doesn't hurt the sport by making the fights that he wants to make. He should come back to me.

"There's no desperation on my side. I'm good. I'm making my big fights, doing my big fights, I've done big fights. I just think it would be something good for the fans."

A third bout with Gennady Golovkin is another possibility for Canelo. After an initial twelve round split draw in September 2017, Canelo won a very close twelve round majority decision last month at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

He said of Golovkin: "If the people want to see a third fight then we'll see about that. I always like giving the fans what they want to see, so if they want that third fight then we'll see about that."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BoxingandBlunts on 10-20-2018

[QUOTE=Bjl12;19208491]This is the "stuff" I bother responding to XD :trink26: :sad6:[/QUOTE] oh you're a drunk, now whatever you are blabbing about makes sense

Comment by Noelanthony on 10-20-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;19209256]Lol.. If Canelo beats felding, he should face Eubank in the U.K.. I would fly to see that one. I personally think Eubank and Broner has the most untapped potential out there.. what do you think my g?[/QUOTE] Yeah I…

Comment by 5000boxing on 10-20-2018

[QUOTE=Noelanthony;19207367]The G.O.T bug has got you too? Mayweather turned Canelo from Theon Greyjoy to REEK on fight night. He may think he has recovered but when they take his sister and puts on him he will abondon ship and jump…

Comment by 5000boxing on 10-20-2018

[QUOTE=whoseyourdaddy;19207156]If Mayweather is a "naturally 140" pounder why is he using illegal IVs? according to him to rehydrate, but obvious answer is he's been flushing all those PEDs he has been taking throughout his career. If he is a naturally…

Comment by Hatesrats on 10-19-2018

[QUOTE=theaside;19208838]Canelo, Oscar, Maidana x2, Castillo x2, Pacman, Hatton, Cotto, Mosley, Marquez, Corrales What more do you want from him?!?! Now he has to pass the torch as a 40+ year old to a younger fighter because you can't stand him…

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