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Floyd Mayweather Fight 2013: Why Fans Won't See Money vs. Canelo Alvarez

May 4, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Floyd Mayweather holds his championship belt after his WBC Welterweight title fight defeating Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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Pete SchauerCorrespondent ISeptember 29, 2016

Fans who are tired of seeing Floyd Mayweather fight inferior opponents should be wishing for a Money vs. Canelo Alvarez bout, but that superfight isn't likely to happen.

Everyone wants to see two of the biggest fighters in the sport go toe-to-toe to determine who the best in boxing is. Everyone except Mayweather. It appears he's more concerned with spending time with his family and taking a vacation than planning a fight against Canelo.

Is there anything wrong with that? Absolutely not.

But Mayweather seems to be continuing down the path of fighting guys who don't live up to his level of talent.

Further supporting that evidence is a column written by David Mayo of MLive.com, who cites that Mayweather has already made it known that he's not going to be going up against the best competition in the last few fights of his career. Alvarez would undoubtedly fall under the category of best competitors.

Mayo also suggests that Money's banged-up right hand will also affect any chance of him stepping into the ring with Canelo. If you watched the video above, you watched as Mayweather made reference to his bruised hand when the ESPN reporter asked him about knocking out Robert Guerrero.

According to the Las Vegas Sun's Case Keefer, Mayweather isn't even sold that Canelo is a worthy opponent:

I’m not going to duck anyone but I’m at the top of the sport. I’m at the pinnacle, and you don’t just get to point me out. Canelo Alvarez is a great fighter, but when I watched the fight with Trout, I thought it was a lot closer than they scored it.

What that fight between Alvarez and Trout was, was a hard-fought fight with a clear victor in Canelo. Personally, I think Money doesn't want to see his squeaky-clean career record blemished by the 22-year-old Mexican phenom.

I agree with Mayweather wanting to take some time off, to spend quality time with his family and nurse his bruised hand, but what I don't agree with is him not fighting top-quality opponents in the last few fights of his career.

Money gets paid to entertain and compete, and the only way to ultimately entertain fans in a competitive bout is to step into the ring with Canelo in the near future.

 

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