Floyd mayweather ensures that the cruising champion of the CMB, Ilunga Makabu, who wants to fight Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez He was training in his gym and that his teammates made the African look bad. Floyd think that Canelo is avoiding David benavidez.
“Canelo He is a great fighter, “he said. Mayweather in an interview with the media. “But my personal opinion is that he is fleeing from Benavidez. It is my personal opinion. I have the freedom to express myself, and that’s the way it is ”.
Mayweather downplayed the cruiserweight champion of the CMB, Ilunga Makabu, of whom he assures that he was training in his gym.
“The Canelo is going to go up to cruiserweight, “he said. Mayweather in an interview with the media. “I’m not criticizing him, but he’s moving up to cruiserweight and that guy (Makabu) was in the Mayweather Boxing Gym, and the guys really made it look bad there. “
Similarly, he pointed out that if the Mexican champion, Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez wants to gain weight and avoid David benavidez, the Arizona-born could also come up and beat him up.
“So if he’s going to go up to cruiserweight in quotes (Canelo), I mean, if that’s the case, Benavidez it’ll go up and hit it right there. He could beat the same guy at 168 (pounds). So he’s not doing anything special, like I said before, ”he argued.
Mayweather commented that currently Canelo You can decide who you want to fight and who you don’t, but your prospect would like you to face Benavidez, instead of Ilunga Makabu.
“But when they place you in a certain position, I can choose who I want, as I did at the time, because I earned that right,” he said. Mayweather. But do I like this fight? (Canelo vs Makabu), absolutely not. We want to see it before Benavidez. Let’s make it happen”.
Canelo will have to wait to face Makabu
The Mexican’s plans ‘Canelo’ Alvarez by 2022 they will have to wait, since their fight against the cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu will have to wait, since the World Boxing Council confirmed that the Congolese will face the South African first Thabiso Mchunu and whoever is the winner will be the one who faces the absolute monarch of the super media.
“Comes Makabu vs. Mchunu and the winner against ‘Canelo’. There are many fights that are already there in the pipeline and that is one of them. It is important to make Makabu and Mchunu known, known to the international boxing community at these levels, “he said. Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the CMB.