Canelo Alvarez doesn’t think Floyd Mayweather has any interest in fighting him again.
Alvarez spoke to TMZ recently, and was asked if he thinks Mayweather will give him a rematch now that he’s coming out of retirement in 2020. Alvarez said he doesn’t think Mayweather will run things back with him, and will instead opt to fight a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter instead.
“No, he’s not going to fight with me,” Alvarez said. “He’s going to take an MMA fighter. No [he won’t fight me again].”
Mayweather announced earlier this month that he’ll be ending his retirement in 2020 to put on another spectacular event with UFC president Dana White. Initial reports suggest Mayweather is eying a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, before boxing a UFC star again. Mayweather and Alvarez previously fought back in 2013 where Mayweather took a split decision win over the young Mexican star. The defeat remains, to this day, the only loss on Alvarez’s professional boxing record.
Today, Alvarez is a multi-weight champion and, arguably, boxing’s biggest star. He comes off of a nasty 11th round knockout win over Sergey Kovalev to win the WBO light heavyweight championship.
Do you think Mayweather would consider fighting Alvarez at this point in his career?