Floyd Mayweather Will Repotedly Face 'Canelo' Alvarez, Not Pacquiao on May 5

Mick AkersAnalyst IJanuary 31, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 06:  Floyd Mayweather hits the pads in the ring during his workout training session at his gym on September 6, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
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Although the talk has been has at an all-time high in support for the megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to finally happen on May 5 after three years of speculation, Money May will reportedly meet Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on May 5, according to a report on Mp8.ph.

Canelo will present Mayweather with a very tough fight, and has a puncher's chance to end the fight early and give Mayweather his first loss as a pro.

Beating Mayweather is easier said than done as his 42-0 record would indicate, and Canelo would have to have the fight of his career to even have the chance to hand Money May the first loss of his storied career.

Mayweather certainly isn't ducking a tough fight if Canelo is his next fight, and it shows his desire to fight the best possible fighter available.

Beating Canelo would be a great way to leave his career before his up-to three-month jail stint, scheduled to begin on June 1.

Also reported in the same post on Mp8.ph is that Pacquiao will face off with Jr. Welterweight champ Timothy Bradley.

I think it is interesting that Pacquiao is fighting Bradley, who has a similar fighting style to Mayweather, and Money May is fighting Canelo, who happens to be an aggressive fighter with KO power like Pacquiao.

If both Pacquiao and Mayweather were looking for two top fighters to face that would help them both tune-up for a possible bout in November, they both would have the perfect opponents to do so.

If both Mayweather and Pacquiao win their rumored fights in May and June respectively, then it would appear that the megafight that has been talked about for the past three years should finally come to fruition to the delight of boxing fans worldwide.