Boy was Saul Canelo Alvarez fumed at the MGM Grand Arrival today. CEO Leonard Ellerbe lit a fire on All Access when he said Team Canelo are idiots for saying they would fight Floyd at 152lbs. That statement is true. He did say he would fight him at 152lbs. What nobody expected today is that Floyd's team tried to get him at a lower weight.
“I’m the bigger guy, why would I give up weight?” Canelo said. “You want to know what happened? They wanted to fight at welterweight. I told them, ‘No way, those days are over for me.’ Then they said let’s do the fight at 150. I said I couldn't do that. Then 151. To make this fight happen I said I would give up two pounds. Then we finally agreed on 152," Canelo said.
"They tried to keep us quiet. They told us not to speak with the media. They told us not to disclose anything and we were fine with that. The reason why we are talking about the weight today is because they called us idiots and said we wanted the catch-weight, they are lying," said Canelo, who weighs around 153 to 154-pounds as of Tuesday.
If what Canelo is saying is true and he broke their agreement not to say anything, then Floyd Mayweather's team could sue for breach of contract. However, we know that will not happen because if it's true and he tries to sue, then that means everything Canelo is saying is absolute truth. Whether Floyd did or didn't, it will never come out.
Floyd's team really put him at a disadvantage. If Floyd wins then everything will be blamed on the extra 2 lbs of weight Canelo had to lose. If Floyd loses, then they will say he got beat by a weight drained fighter and just imagine if he was at his normal weight of 154. Sometimes silence is Golden.