Canelo Alvarez has Plan B possible opponents in case Mayweather fight doesn’t happen
By Dan Ambrose: Jose Reynoso, the trainer for WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, says that they have a backup plan in case they can’t Floyd Mayweather Jr. to agree to fight on May 4th. Reynoso says that Miguel Cotto and Austin Trout are two opponents that they will be considering if Mayweather doesn’t agree to the fight.
Reynoso said to the record.com.mx “Mayweather is the in the lead, and hopefully we will be fighting him, but we’re also negotiating with other boxers to have a plan B, and those are Miguel Cotto, Austin Trout and others who might be a worthy rival to Saul.”
You can bet that Golden Boy Promotions and Alvarez will make a major push to get Cotto to agree to take the May 4th fight if Mayweather doesn’t take it.
Alvarez isn’t going to fight Austin Trout, no way on earth that’s going to happen. Trout is too quick, too tall, too mobile, too young, too talented, and too much of a legit junior middleweight for the flat-footed Alvarez to face.
Alvarez has been facing mostly welterweights since he picked up the junior middleweight title last year in a victory over a welterweight Matthew Hatton to capture the vacant WBC junior middleweight title. Alvarez isn’t going to turn around and a fight a real junior middleweight like Trout. It’s not going to happen.
The back-up plan is Cotto and Cotto only, I bet. That’s who they’ll make a big play for. It’s so easy to predict with Alvarez because he fights the same kind of opponents over and over again.
You have to wonder whether Golden Boy has seen him spar with real 154 pounders and maybe he had problems with them or something because there’s no way to explain his constantly being matched against welterweights. Alvarez’s last fight was against a light welterweight in Josesito Lopez.
I hope Alvarez and Reynoso don’t get their hopes up too much for Mayweather because I think they’re kidding themselves if they think Mayweather will agree to that fight. It’s not going to happen.
Mayweather will be fighting Robert Guerrero, because he’s the easier option. He’s not as popular as Alvarez, but Guerrero will still bring in a lot of Mexican boxing fans wanting to see him fight Mayweather. There’s no point in Mayweather taking on a bigger fighter like Alvarez when he doesn’t have to.