Canelo Alvarez is watching the Brinks truck back up as he has signed the largest deal in sports history. The storied Mexican fighter signed a $365 million deal with sports streaming service DAZN. Now, he calls out Floyd Mayweather for a rematch.
Shortly after the announcement, Alvarez spoke with TMZ and challenged Mayweather to throw the gloves back on after recently handing Gennady Golovkin his first loss.
“He wants to continue hurting boxing by making fights that don’t make sense and not giving boxing the credibility it deserves,” Alvarez said. “If he wants to return, I ask him to look my way to give a great fight to the fans.
Mayweather claims that he is ready to fight, but has yet to mention anything regarding Canelo. Instead, feuding with Khabib Nurmagomedov, the UFC fighter who beat Conor McGregor and then leaped into the viewing audience and starting a melee. Aside from Khabib, Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are rumored to once again step into the ring. Prior to that Mayweather is set to fight on New Year’s Eve, while Manny will take on the fast-talking Adrien Broner on January 12.
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