Canelo Alvarez Calls Out Floyd Mayweather After Announcing His Return To The Ring
Canelo Alvarez has taken a swipe at fierce rival Floyd Mayweather by insisting that he won't set up a blockbuster rematch with him.
The 29-year-old Mexican superstar successfully became a four-weight world champion after securing an 11th-round TKO victory over Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas earlier this month.
And Alvarez, whose only professional defeat came at the hands of Mayweather in 2013, believes his rival will snub him in favour of an MMA fighter.
"He doesn't want a fight with me," he told TMZ.
"He's gonna take on an MMA fighter."
Mayweather, 42, announced on social media last week that he would be "coming out of retirement in 2020."
'Money' said in a separate Instagram post: "[UFC president] Dana White and I are working together again to bring the world another spectacular event in 2020."
Ahead of Mayweather's return, Alvarez claimed that he could beat the 42-year-old undefeated American in a potential rematch.
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"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."
Floyd Mayweather Sr has also issued a clear warning to UFC chief White should he try to put his son into an MMA match.
He recently told Fight Hub TV: "What's that thing called? It better not be MMA -- I don't think he'd take nothing like that because I'd go out there and whoop Dana's a*s.
"I will. I'd go back there and whoop the s**t out of him. Even though Floyd is a grown man, I'm gonna be the grown one to take over that.
"You know we usually talk, man, but I ain't heard nothing from [Mayweather Jr]. [The comeback] is a big surprise to me.
"I guess I might have to [give him a call]."
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