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Floyd’s 50th: Mayweather v Canelo II in May the perfect comeback

Phil Jay 04/10/2016
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With a predicted and crushing win over Liam Smith behind him, super-welterweight Canelo Alvarez proved once again he’s a force to be reckoned with at the forefront of the sport.

At just 26 years of age, two-weight world champion Canelo participated in his 50th professional contest and now has 48 wins and a draw against his solitary loss versus Floyd Mayweather back in September 2013.

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Regarding Canelo, a hand injury is set to keep the Mexican superstar out for the rest of the year, and with a promised September 2017 showdown with Gennady Golovkin looming, the 154 pound titllist has maybe one or spots open before a permanent move to 160 pounds.

The Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo will already be pencilled in by Golden Boy Promotions for the spring, meaning May 6 next year is a big date on the calendar for Canelo fans. The calibre of the opponent could see the Jalisco fighter take a warm up earlier in the year but May looks set to be a blockbuster night for Canelo.

Cinco de Mayo could well be the last opportunity anybody has to face Canelo lower than the middleweight limit, so could ex-pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. be lured out of retirement to battle his old rival one more time?

Canelo somehow was handed a majority decision the last time they met despite Mayweather bamboozling a young and green Alvarez, but there can be no disputing his improvement since then.

Many believe that Mayweather’s age and Canelo’s newly-gathered experience would make any return a much closer affair and be a lot more appealing than a rumoured second fight for ‘Money’ against Manny Pacquiao.

‘MayPac II’ would face a massive backlash from punters who forked out for the first bout and felt short-changed as the pair laboured through twelve uneventful rounds at the MGM Grand.

If Mayweather was to aim for a 50th win though, only Canelo, or possibly Golovkin, would generate the interest necessary to allow the currently retired five-weight world champion to claim another massive payday without controversy.

A fight between Mayweather and Golovkin has never been entertained by Floyd, so would leave Canelo and Pacquiao as the only real options barring a shock move to MMA to face Conor McGregor in a cross-code encounter.

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