Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is one of the most promising young fighters in boxing right now. And he feels he’s ready to challenge the very best boxers the sport has to offer. Alvarez is currently set to face former three-division champion, Shane Mosley, on May 5. And he’s already setting his sights on the winner of the Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto bout (the main event of the same fight card).
“Yes, definitely, that’s what I’m looking for; those types of fights” Alvarez said when asked about a potential fight against the winner of the Mayweather-Cotto bout. “Obviously I first have this important fight [with Mosley]. We have to get passed this fight and God willing we’ll see what’s next. But right now we are 100% focused on Mosley.”
Alvarez will be a huge favorite going into his bout against Mosley, but he will be in for one of the toughest tests of his boxing career when the two collide at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. Mosley is as experienced as it gets in boxing, and he’s certainly still dangerous enough to pull off an upset.
Alvarez’ performance against Mosley will help fans assess just how good the 21 year old is, and he’ll probably have a big-payday fight in his future if he walks away victorious.
In terms of a potential fight against Mayweather later on in the year, Alvarez will have a lot of competition, as other fighters like Sergio Martinez have also indicated a desire to face the pound-for-pound king. However, a Mayweather-Alvarez bout will certainly bring boxing fans out in droves, and it does make business-sense for both fighters.
With or without a win against Mosley on May 5, Alvarez clearly has a bright future in the sport of boxing. Obviously, he’ll rather walk away with the win against Mosley, and become the first Mexican boxer to hand the former WBA super welterweight champion a loss.