Floyd Mayweather Pleads Canelo Alvarez to Give Top Contenders ‘A Chance’ to Fight

Published 03/30/2022, 1:16 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 11: Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and Canelo Alvarez hold a WBC super welterweight championship belt during the final news conference for their bout at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on September 11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighters will meet in a WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight on September 14 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez had an immense clash in 2013 . This turned out to be a career-defining moment for a young Canelo Alvarez as he garnered immense popularity. Similarly, Mayweather asks Alvarez to give a chance to the top contenders to make their name.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: (R-L) Canelo Alvarez throws a right at Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

When most boxers were struggling to make a mark, a young Alvarez became a rising prospect by challenging the then world champion, Mayweather, for a fight. While Alvarez might have lost the fight, he proved to everyone how talented he was.

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The Best Ever’ was sharing his views on Canelo Alvarez via a telephonic conversation with FightHype. Mayweather iterated, “They say Canelo is no different. When I was young, somebody had to give a Canelo that somebody had to give Canelo a shot at the top guy because I was the top guy. So Canelo is.. he’s a top guy.”

“Benavidez, Charlo, or one of those guys deserve a chance. Give one of, at least one of them a chance,” Mayweather added.

Mayweather was discussing Canelo’s career decisions. Meanwhile, he brings out a notable point about Alvarez not giving enough opportunity to the deserved contenders.

Floyd Mayweather took a dig at the Mexican world champion

 Canelo Alvarez experienced his maiden defeat in this fight. He took the loss seriously and thereafter, he never faced a loss and acquired several titles in his illustrious career ahead. This loss can be marked as the start of success in Alvarez’s career.

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Mayweather asked Canelo to give the top contenders a chance to fight him and prove their worth. Moreover, he also suggests some names of the fighters like David Benavidez and Jermall Charlo who can match up to the P4P expectations for the fight.

We are a few days away from Alvarez’s next bout against the Russian contender, Dmitry Bivol. It will be interesting to see if Alvarez accepts a challenge from the names suggested by Mayweather.

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Mohit More

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Mohit More is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate of the International Institute of Sports Management, he is a sports enthusiast and has played boxing, cricket, and basketball at various levels. Mohit is a staunch follower of Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin.

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