Of all the rumors I'm offering for consideration in this piece, this one seems most unlikely. Floyd Mayweather's win over Saul Alvarez last September was as one-sided as any of his recent victories.
Despite judge C.J. Ross' utter incompetence, Mayweather's win over Canelo was closer to a shutout than a tie.
So it's tough for me to imagine that Mayweather-Alvarez II would be a big seller just a year-and-a-half later. Still, such is the popularity of Canelo that when Mayweather mentioned "a big surprise" for next May last weekend, Alvarez's name instantly came forward.
Typical of the speculation was Raimundo Ortiz's column yesterday in Sports World News. The theory is driven by Alvarez's stated desire to fight in May and September, as the popular boxing weekends are built around important Mexican holidays.
Mayweather has also expressed an openness to facing Canelo again.
I do think Alvarez might do better against Mayweather in a rematch, and I can imagine the fight taking place. But I don't see it happening as soon as next May.
I think a more likely scenario is that Oscar De La Hoya and Bob Arum will team up to present Alvarez vs. Miguel Cotto on May 2, as a potential direct challenge to whatever fight Mayweather has on offer.
If Alvarez is able to handle Erislandy Lara later this month and can manage to wrest the lineal middleweight championship from Cotto in May then I believe a rematch with Floyd Mayweather will be very possible.
But as far as May 2015, that's a rumor I am inclined to view as pure fiction.