Canelo Alvarez: Floyd Mayweather Won’t Fight Me, He’ll Fight An MMA Guy

Canelo Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez doesn’t think Floyd Mayweather has any interest in fighting him again.

Alvarez spoke to TMZ recently, and was asked if he thinks Mayweather will give him a rematch now that he’s coming out of retirement in 2020. Alvarez said he doesn’t think Mayweather will run things back with him, and will instead opt to fight a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter instead.

“No, he’s not going to fight with me,” Alvarez said. “He’s going to take an MMA fighter. No [he won’t fight me again].”

Mayweather announced earlier this month that he’ll be ending his retirement in 2020 to put on another spectacular event with UFC president Dana White. Initial reports suggest Mayweather is eying a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, before boxing a UFC star again. Mayweather and Alvarez previously fought back in 2013 where Mayweather took a split decision win over the young Mexican star. The defeat remains, to this day, the only loss on Alvarez’s professional boxing record.

Today, Alvarez is a multi-weight champion and, arguably, boxing’s biggest star. He comes off of a nasty 11th round knockout win over Sergey Kovalev to win the WBO light heavyweight championship.

Do you think Mayweather would consider fighting Alvarez at this point in his career?

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