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Mayweather: I make in one fight what Canelo will make in five years

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Canelo Alvarez mentioned Floyd Mayweather, so of course Floyd shot back.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Canelo Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather fought back in 2013, and the subject of them potentially rematching has come up again lately, along with the fact that Alvarez just signed a massive money deal with DAZN.

Alvarez recently told ESPN that he doesn’t think Mayweather would fight him again.

“He doesn’t want to risk a second fight with me,” Alvarez said. “You know, if he wants to return and have fights, he should return and fight me. It would be tough for him but I know that he wouldn’t want to take that risk.”

Mayweather, of course, responded pretty quickly via Instagram, addressing both their ‘13 fight and the money situation:

Mayweather is pretty touchy about the subject of money, always wanting to be the highest paid athlete in the world, so it’s no surprise that he got in hard and fast here. And, of course, he’s not wrong at all about the other part — he beat Canelo handily five years ago, no matter that it was a ridiculous majority decision.

Canelo, of course, returns on December 15 in a move to super middleweight to face WBA “world” champion Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden. Mayweather has been linked to a few potential returns — one against Manny Pacquiao, one against Khabib Nurmagomedov, and even a tune-up return in Japan on New Year’s Eve.