Advert

Latest

33 minutes ago
Advert
3 hours ago
Advert

Most Popular

3 hours ago
Advert

Canelo Alvarez Claims That He Could Beat Floyd Mayweather In A Rematch

Canelo Alvarez Claims That He Could Beat Floyd Mayweather In A Rematch

Canelo Alvarez is confident that he could avenge his only defeat to Floyd Mayweather if they set up a blockbuster rematch.

The 29-year-old Mexican became a four-weight world champion after beating Sergey Kovalev earlier this month at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Advert

And Alvarez is adamant that a rematch with Mayweather, who is now retired, would be much different compared to their initial encounter.

"It's different now," he said. "I'm [a] different fighter.

"I think he's good too but I'm a different fighter now.

"Maybe [it would be a] different fight."

Advert
Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Mayweather put on a masterclass performance against the Mexican star in 2013 and picked up a comfortable victory on points.

But the undefeated 42-year-old American has since retired from boxing and last fought in the squared circle against UFC superstar Conor McGregor in a 2017 blockbuster clash.

Alvarez, who has managed an incredible 53 wins in 56 professional fights, has beaten down the likes of Kovalev, Gennady Golovkin, Miguel Cotto and Amir Khan since his defeat to Mayweather.

And promoter Eddie Hearn, who works with Alvarez's exclusive broadcasters DAZN, has revealed there are five potential opponents that could face the Mexican sensation next.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The Matchroom boss explained: "We've got five guys... Gennady Golovkin, Billy Joe Saunders, Callum Smith if he beats John Ryder or John Ryder [if he wins], Dmitry Bivol and Demetrius Andrade, to fight Canelo.

"It really should be Gennady Golovkin next, but we've got five [guys] and it will be one of those five next and the one after, probably, for Canelo."

BMF champ Jorge Masvidal, who beat Nate Diaz at UFC 244 earlier this month, also has his eyes on setting up a crossover fight with Alvarez.

The 35-year-old UFC star is adamant that he can step up for a boxing match and wants to "break Canelo's face."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Boxing News, Boxing, Money, Canelo Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

Next Up

George Foreman Explains Why He Passed Up A Boxing Fight With Mike Tyson

George Foreman Explains Why He Passed Up A Boxing Fight With Mike Tyson

8 months ago