Golden Boy wants Saul Alvarez vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. in December
By Allan Fox: Golden Boy Promotions reportedly wants to set up a fight between their fighter WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (40-0-1, 29 KO’s) and unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) in December, according to boxing.com news source.
Golden Boy is hoping they can make this fight, but they could have a big problem due to one of their fighters WBC interim welterweight champion Robert Guerrero badly wanting the first crack at Mayweather.
It’s no secret that the 29-year-old Guerrero is desperate for a Mayweather fight, and has been talking about wanting that much up for ages. Guerrero even put his successful at risk by moving up two entire weight divisions to fight and defeat #1 WBC Selcuk Aydin last month so it would put him in a better position to get a fight against Mayweather. If there’s going to be a Golden Boy fighter that gets the first stab at Mayweather, Guerrero wants to be that guy.
Here’s my take on this. I don’t see either Guerrero or Alvarez getting the Mayweather Jr. fight in December no matter how hard they work to get it. Mayweather was recently released from a Las Vegas jail, and he’s likely not going to fight until 2013. If he does fight, he’s not going to take a risky bout against Alvarez next. That’s not going to happen. And Guerrero vs. Mayweather isn’t a fight that Mayweather will choose because the bout wouldn’t make a lot of money on pay per view due to Guerrero’s lack of a fan base.
Mayweather would be pulling in most of the fans for a PPV bout like that, and he wouldn’t be able to drum enough excitement to make it a huge payday for him. Guerrero looked horrible against Adyin, and that performance didn’t help him one bit. Golden Boy needs to build up both Guerrero and Alvarez if they want to see one of them get a fight against Mayweather, because he’s not going to choose either of these guys to fight until they become huge PPV stars on their own.