Mayweather vs. Canelo tickets go on sale June 24th at Ticketmaster
By Dan Ambrose: Tickets for the September 14th mega fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) and WBA/WBC junior Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) go on sale on June 24th at Ticketmaster for their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The prices for the tickets are still being discussed by Golden Boy Promotions, according to Steve Kim. The ticket prices could be decided by tomorrow, June 13th. You can expect them to be expensive because this is a big fight.
Mayweather is looking to cement his greatness in this fight. It’s bad that a fighter that is more of a middleweight than a junior middleweight in terms of size is the guy that Mayweather has to fight because we’re talking about a fighter that is could have a 20 pound weight advantage over Mayweather by the time they step inside the ring on September 14th. That just shows you how great Mayweather is.
There’s nobody at 147 that can compete with him or at 140; so they have to find a guy that is barely making 154 to face him. I don’t know how Canelo makes 154 because the guy looks like a straight up middleweight/super middleweight to me. Middleweights weigh-in at 160 and then rehydrate to around 170-175. Of course, there’s a rare middleweight that rehydrates to 180 and above, such as Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. But Canelo came into his last fight at 172, which is the same kind of weight that middleweights rehydrate to.
Mayweather is going to have to deal with all that weight that Canelo has. It’s possible that Canelo could trim down to around 166 for this fight, but I don’t see him going any lower than that because he’s got such a huge frame. There’s nothing to trim down except for muscle and if Canelo takes muscle off for this fight then he’s really asking for it. That’s the problem about fighting at 172 and thinking you’re going to be faster if you trim down to 166. That’s six pounds of muscle.
If Canelo does that then we could see him weak like Chad Dawson when he trimmed down from 175 to 168. It caused Dawson to be weak and he ended up getting knocked out. I think the same thing could happen to Canelo if he tries to strip muscle down from his light heavyweight frame and fights Mayweather at 166. I don’t think you can go backwards when you’re carrying around all that weight.