As he gets set for tomorrow night’s big showdown with Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez says he’d love a chance at a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, who beat him back in 2013.
“It would be good. That is a thorn I have and I would like to take that thorn out. But it is not an obsession. If it happens, great. If it doesn't, that is OK, too. Was I too young? Most definitely. It showed but what I won out of that was the experience. I learned a lot from that fight. I don’t take it today as a defeat, I take it as an experience. I learned a lot in that fight."
Alvarez, who was 23 when he lost to Mayweather, has certainly improved since then, and now that Mayweather is 40 and has clearly lost a step, it might be an interesting fight, in theory.
But Mayweather says he’s retired, now 50-0 (27 KO) after his August 26 win over Conor McGregor. Of course, Mayweather also said he was retired a few other times during his career, but he was also younger then, and the fight with McGregor was a no-brainer comeback, as he was facing a boxing novice for massive amounts of money, basically a no-lose situation for Floyd.
Just for the sake of conversation, if Alvarez beat GGG tomorrow night, would you want to see a big money rematch with Mayweather, or do you think Floyd is so far past his prime that potentially beating him now simply wouldn’t mean that much, and is best left alone?