Here is what we know for certain: Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants to fight twice in 2013. One of those bouts, without a doubt, will come against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. The other one will come against either Robert Guerrero or another similar top-tier fighter.
Coming into this week, the main question facing Mayweather and his camp was when he would take on Canelo. That decision will ultimately have ramifications for a lot of other fighters in terms of who and when they fight.
Mayweather made it clear that he would fight on Cinco De Mayo weekend, but up until this week, he didn’t give any indications on who his foe at that time would be.
Yesterday, Canelo posted this message on his Facebook account:
HOLA!! SALUDOS nuestra siguiente pelea esta planeada para realizarse el 4 de mayo estamos cerca de concretar la pelea con mayweather VAMOS CON TODO!!
Hello!! Greetings our next fight this planned to be held on May 4 are close to realize the fight with mayweather go with everything! (Translated by Bing)
For what it’s worth, Mayweather has yet to confirm that his May 4 bout is set. Barring something totally unforeseen happening, though, Canelo is probably the direction he’s headed in.
As far as who he should fight at the end of 2013 – this guy might work.