On the Month of May, Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez will be having their own matches. No matter what happens, the Mexican boxer definitely wants a rematch against the American boxer. On 14th September, 2013, Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez met each other, where Mayweather won via a unanimous decision. Mayweather scored a majority decision win against Alvarez during their welterweight title showdown.
Alvarez later declared that he was totally drained prior to the match after he accepted Mayweather 152 pound catch weight. Ever since then, Alvarez has been fighting at 155 pounds, which is around one pound more than the junior middleweight limit. Presently, Alvarez has pointed out that he will meet Mayweather at 154 pounds and not 152. As for now, Alvarez needs to prepare for his 9th May fight against James Kirkland. The fight will take place at the Minute Maid Park located in Houston, Texas.
Alvarez will definitely need to win this fight and demolish Kirkland before he even sets eyes on the undefeated American Boxer. If the match results in a draw or a loss, Alvarez will have to give up hopes of ever facing Mayweather. From the turn of events, it almost seems like Alvarez needs to convince Mayweather that he deserves a re-match with him.
For the time being, Mayweather’s 2nd May fight with Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao is the center of focus. In case he loses, he does have the justified right to ask for a rematch. However, the next step depends on whatever happens after that fight.
Alvarez holds a superb 44-1-1 record including 31 knockouts. He is surely hoping for a win against Kirkland that eventually leads to a fight against Mayweather. The latter pound-for-pound king also needs to win against Pacquiao during their Cinco de Mayo weekend showdown.
All in all, the fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao could make both of them rich beyond their wildest dreams. After the fight, talks of retirement could also be brought up. It will probably be the fight of the century. After this Alvarez may find it difficult to squeeze him in the picture unless he performs something jaw-dropping to match the likes of Pacquiao and Mayweather.