Floyd Mayweather Ridicules Canelo Alvarez for Not Fighting on PPV: ‘Real Fighters Fight on Showtime’

Published 06/04/2021, 10:58 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 02: Floyd Mayweather Jr. addresses the media during the post-fight news conference after his unanimous decision victory against Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez is one of the biggest boxing stars in the sport right now. The Mexican P4P superstar has conquered multiple weight classes and is on his course to becoming an undisputed world champion. However, his old-foe, Floyd Mayweather, is still unimpressed.

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Mayweather is gearing up for another big payday as he prepares to face YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan Paul. Despite being retired for four years now, Mayweather’s bout will be on PPV and has already attracted a lot of attention. And ‘TBE’ has now ridiculed Canelo for not fighting on PPV.

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)

The 50-0 boxer spoke to the media ahead of his bout against Paul. When asked about Alvarez’s bout against Billy Joe Saunders, Mayweather said, “I didn’t even see it.” Mayweather then added, “What did he fight on? An app? He said he fought on an app, right? Well, real fighters fight on Showtime.”

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Thus, this comment from Mayweather showed he did not rate Canelo and his lucrative contract with DAZN. Moreover, it showed that Mayweather pays no attention to what Canelo is doing in the sport right now.

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Floyd Mayweather says Canelo Alvarez was easy work

The comments from Mayweather showed he is unbothered by the prospect of the Mexican building a better legacy than him. Clearly, Mayweather is confident in his legacy. And he confirmed this with another dig at Canelo Alvarez.

When asked if the growth in Alvarez’s legacy would prove how great a fighter he [Mayweather] was, Mayweather bluntly replied with, “You talking about Canelo? Ah, that’s the easy work.” With this comment, Mayweather confirmed Alvarez was not his hardest fight, and thus, does not define him as a fighter.

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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)

Therefore, these comments from the former multi-weight champion made it no secret that there is still no love lost between the two. Although their bout was over eight years ago, the two are still at loggerheads with each other.

What do you make of these comments from Floyd Mayweather about Canelo Alvarez? Do you agree Alvarez was one of Mayweather’s easier fights?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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