Arum says Canelo vs. Cotto could happen on Cinco de Mayo in 2015; Mayweather pushed off his date?

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Top Rank promoter Bob Arum if kicking around the idea of matching WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto against former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Cinco de Mayo in 2015 or possibly this year. If the Canelo-Cotto fight does take place on Cinco de Mayo in 2015, they’ll effectively be pushing Floyd Mayweather Jr off of his date unless he can pick out a star big enough to cause Arum not to want to compete with his fight on that date.

It’ll be difficult for Mayweather to pick someone else popular enough to outperform the Canelo-Cotto fight unless Mayweather were to fight someone like Gennady Golovkin. That’s not going to happen though.

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‘Fought like an amateur’ says Mayweather of Pacquiao victory

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Floyd Mayweather says Manny Pacquiao has lost a step and that the Filipino’s superstar slide has coincided with his decision to split from former strength trainer Alex Ariza.

The 37-year-old undefeated welterweight champ Mayweather weighed in Wednesday on the latest performance by Pacquiao who beat Timothy Bradley on April 12 in Las Vegas in a rematch of their first bout in June 2012.

“Actually, I did watch the fight,” said Mayweather who is training to fight Argentina’s Marcos Maidana in a 147-pound title bout on May 3 in Las Vegas.

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Floyd won’t make ‘reckless moves’ against Maidana

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American superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he will treat his upcoming welterweight showdown against Marcos Maidana as a “chess match,” as he vowed not to make any reckless moves against the dangerous Argentine.

Mayweather and Maidana will battle in a title unification bout on May 3 at the MGM Grand, and the unbeaten American has been installed as a massive favorite.

“To me, the sport of boxing is like a game of chess,” Mayweather said during a media workout in his Las Vegas gym, as quoted by the Las Vegas Review Journal. “Every move has to be thought of. You don’t just make the move.”

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. next fight: Sergio Martinez predicting upset by Marcos Maidana?

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“Well it’s a very tough fight for Mayweather who is great beyond his years, but I’m surprised he took such a tough matchup because Maidana is a machine, he won’t stop coming and I think he can get the win for Argentina,” Martinez said.

Part of Martinez’s speculation may stem from Maidana’s dominance of Adrien Broner, who prior to his loss in December had been billed as a Mayweather clone. Broner’s relative inexperience on the big stage became evident very quickly though, as his shoulder roll defense was no match for Maidana’s relentlessness and power.

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Wilder: Mayweather Will Play With Maidana, Look For KO

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Hveayweight banger Deontay Wilder predicts an easy victory for WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., when the pound-for-pound king faces WBA champion Marcos Maidana in a unification enouncter on May 3rd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather returns from a dominating fall victory over former junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who Wilder views as a better fighter than Maidana.

“hen he fought Canelo — and I think Canelo is an awesome fighter too, I think Canelo is better than Maidana, tough wise and skill wise, and Floyd played around with him. I’m just gonna imagine what he’s gonna do with Maidana,” Wilder told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

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