Mayweather Breaks Silence On Canelo Rematch Talk

November 24, 2015

-OpeningRound Staff

After Floyd Mayweather yesterday revealed his thoughts on Canelo Alvarez’s victory over Miguel Cotto, he went a step further today, confronting the rumors of a Canelo Alvarez rematch some time in the future. Mayweather of course easily defeated Canelo back in September 2013, however with Canelo approaching his prime, there’s been some chatter that he’d be more ready now for a Mayweather fight than he was 2 years ago. Canelo’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya seemed open to it in the Cotto-Canelo post fight press conference last Saturday.

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Per Mayweather’s usual mouthpiece FightHype.com, Mayweather reiterated that he was retired and has no plans to make a comeback. “I retired from the game; I didn’t let the game retire me. Every day there’s offers on the table for me to come back and fight. Every day! As of right now, I don’t got the urge to fight again.”

“Canelo, you a good fighter, but you already know what it is when you face me, boy,” Mayweather said. “I faced Canelo, Cotto, and Pacquiao, and I know who’s the best out of the three. I know how they all rate, and I know something all three of them guys got in common…They got their ass whooped by me…When the history books is written and when we’re all gone, there’s only going to be one (expletive) name that they’re talking about and that’s Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather!”

Whether or not that’s true remains to be seen as Mayweather is a very polarizing figure who you either love or you hate. Many people are happy Mayweather is gone, as many despise him for his transgressions outside of the ring (domestic violence, his “Money Mayweather” persona), and many fight fans are thrilled to see him gone for his non-fan friendly, defensive style of fighting. However, Mayweather surely changed the game from a business standpoint and shattered virtually every financial record in not only boxing, but athletics as a whole.

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