Canelo accuses Floyd Mayweather of disrespecting boxing with MMA move

Stacey Verbeek

After conquering UFC lightweight king Conor McGregor inside a boxing ring, Floyd Mayweather is hinting that a potential move to mixed martial arts (MMA) is on the horizon.

The undefeated boxing icon posted a video of him teasing that he will enter the octagon in 2018.

The announcement was met with excitement as the door to a rematch against the Irish megastar – this time in his territory – has been opened.

Not everybody was pleased, however, and Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is one of them. “With [Mayweather] you never know [what comes next]. All is possible, but you know what? Whatever he does it doesn’t bother me, it doesn’t interest me,” Canelo said of his former opponent.

Asked how he would fare against McGregor, Alvarez answered, “On my part, all I can say is I don’t know and will never know.”

Unlike Mayweather, Alvarez made it clear that transitioning to MMA never crossed his mind. “I respect boxing. Boxing is my sport, that’s what I love. The other sport is something we’ll never know,” Canelo told TMZ through a translator.

Alvarez will be engaging in a much-anticipated rematch against IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, on Cinco De Mayo weekend, May 5, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Courtesy of Nick Giongco, Manila Bulletin. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickSpeaks