Mayweather doesn’t need Canelo for his May 4th card for it to be HUGE
By Dan Ambrose: WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) may choose not to fight on Floyd Mayweather’s May 4th fight card unless Mayweather agrees to fight him on September 14th as a part of a deal for Canelo to fight on May 4th. In other words, it’ll be a tit-for-tat type of thing instead of Canelo happily fighting on Mayweather’s May 4th undercard in order to increase his own popularity.
Thus far, Mayweather isn’t giving Canelo the agreement that he wants for September 14th fight, and Golden Boy Promotions is trying to work out a situation where Canelo can still fight on Mayweather’s May 4th card without an agreement.
My thoughts are if Canelo doesn’t want to fight on Mayweather’s undercard then so be it. Mayweather doesn’t need him for the fight card to be huge. All Mayweather has to do is tell Adrien Broner to be his co-main event and then who needs Canelo? Broner already is bringing in better numbers on HBO then what Canelo got for his last fight against an over-matched light welterweight Josesito Lopez last September.
Mayweather needs to tell Golden Boy straightaway that Canelo isn’t going to be part of the card if that’s the condition he wants to fight on the card. I can’t believe the nerve of the 22-year-old Canelo trying to angle himself for a fight by giving Mayweather an ultimatum when he’s done next to nothing to deserve a fight with Mayweather.
I’m pretty sure this will go over the heads of the casual boxing fans that aren’t aware of the weak opposition that Canelo has fought his entire career, but for hardcore boxing fans they know what I’m talking about.
It’s laughable that Canelo is giving Mayweather an ultimatum – either he agrees to fight me on September or I won’t fight on your May 4th undercard – when Canelo has never been truly tested in his own weight class.
All Mayweather needs is Adrien Broner for his co-main event for the May 4th card to be huge, and he needs to tell Canelo to get lost if that’s his conditions for fighting on May 4th.
If Canelo was thinking clearly he’d realize what he stands to gain by fighting on the Mayweather undercard in terms of being seen by tons of boxing fans that would never waste their time looking to see him fight because they’ve not heard of him. Canelo still isn’t a big name among casual boxing fans in the United States, and he’s not going to get known unless he makes the smart decision by fighting on Mayweather’s undercard.