After making easy work of Robert Guerrero in a 12-round unanimous decision victory on Saturday night, it's time that Floyd Mayweather grants boxing fans' wishes and participates in one of the biggest superfights in recent boxing memory.
And no, I'm not talking about Manny Pacquiao, but rather Canelo Alvarez.
As you can see in this ESPN video following Mayweather's victory over Guerrero, fans and analysts alike want to see Money step into the ring with Canelo, but Mayweather doesn't look all too eager to make that happen.
I'm all for Money taking some time off and recovering and spending some time with his family, but one has to think that Mayweather knows Alvarez is one of the few fighters in the sport who can give him a run for his money, putting Money's undefeated record in jeopardy.
Canelo has never lost a fight—the closest he's come was a draw versus Jorge Juarez early in his career—and is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision victory over another top fighter in Austin Trout.
While a fight with Manny Pacquiao would certainly intrigue most boxing fans, Mayweather really doesn't have anything to gain from that type of bout. He does, however, have something to prove against Alvarez—rights as the best pound-for-pound fighter.
As Ring Magazine noted via Twitter, a Mayweather-Alvarez fight would be one of the biggest bouts in boxing.
Lem: Schaefer "A potential fight between Mayweather and Canelo is without any question the biggest fight you can make today."#boxing— Michael, Doug or Lem (@ringmagazine) May 1, 2013
In my opinion, this fight has a chance to go down. Both fighters do business with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions and know that the only way to emerge as the most superior fighter is to go through each other.
But just because this would be an ideal matchup for boxing fans doesn't mean that it's going to happen. MLive.com's David Mayo reports that Mayweather "said he won't always fight the best available opposition in the final few fights of his career," which leaves a lot of questions to be answered regarding a potential bout with Canelo.
That statement doesn't necessarily mean that a Mayweather-Canelo fight can't go down. Money could always decide to finish his career off with a bang in what could be the biggest fight of his career versus Alvarez.
Regardless, after seeing Mayweather dominate Guerrero, Money's next fight should be against a top competitor.
And that competitor should be Canelo.
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