Canelo possibly won’t fight on May 4th against Trout unless he gets guarantee of Mayweather fight on September 14th
By Dan Ambrose: According to fightnews.com, a source is saying that WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) won’t agree to fight WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout on May 4th on Golden Boy’s pay per view card on HBO unless Golden Boy can guarantee him that he’ll get a fight against WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. on September 14th later on in the year. If Golden Boy can’t guarantee Canelo that, he’ll fight on another date and possibly in Mexico instead of the USA.
I think Canelo might have to go looking for another fight card because I don’t know if Golden Boy can guarantee a Mayweather fight for Canelo just because he feels he wants it. It’s not easy to get Mayweather to agree to anything unless he himself has decided he wants a particular fight. I think Golden Boy can talk to him or his adviser until their blue in the face and it’s not going to work unless Mayweather wants the fight. Canelo might be hurting himself by showing a little much interest.
Golden Boy obviously wants to have Canelo on the May 4th card, headlined by Mayweather, because it means a lot more pay per view money, but I really doubt they’re going to be able to give Canelo want he wants.
If Canelo faces Trout on May 4th, the chances are high that Golden Boy won’t have to worry about matching Canelo with Mayweather because Trout will out-box the kid and make Canelo look bad in doing so. I suppose might get a guarantee that he’d get the Mayweather fight in September win or loss in the Trout fight, but who would want to see Mayweather fight a recently beaten Canelo if he can’t beat Trout in May and I don’t think he can unless it’s controversial.
I don’t think it’s something that Golden Boy can deliver for Canelo and they should just tell him to forget it. If he wants to fight Floyd that badly then he needs to start fighting top junior middleweights for a change and make a name for himself instead of fighting all these pas their prime welterweights welterweights.