Canelo Alvarez has slammed Floyd Mayweather and called for a money-spinning rematch of their September 2013 bout in Las Vegas.
Alvarez was beaten by Mayweather on points but is unbeaten in his nine fights since, and has now hit back at his former opponent for ‘hurting’ the sport of boxing.
Mayweather is due to face 5ft 4in Japanese fighter Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition bout on New Year’s Eve, and recently called his clash with Alvarez “some of the easiest work” he’s ever had.
In response, the Mexican told TMZ Sports: “The truth is, I have nothing to say to him. He’s bothered, but I don’t know why.
“In reality, he said he was old but I was too young to take that fight. Those are just arguments that he can have, and I can have as well. We can keep talking, but it looks like it’s getting to him.
“I don’t even know what’s happening [with Mayweather’s exhibition fight], I haven’t got the slightest idea of what he’s intending to do with that.”
From there, Alvarez was questioned on the potential of a rematch between the pair, and he certainly did not mince his words in reply.
“Yes, no doubt,” he said when asked if he would want to fight Mayweather for a second time.
“It would be good for boxing, and good for what he’s looking for – which is money.
“More than anything it would be good for boxing. It’s a big fight for boxing fans and it would help boxing. What he did lately is hurt boxing and hurt its credibility.
“I’m different now, I have more experience and more confidence in the ring. It would be a different result, I can assure you of that.”
Alvarez is currently preparing for a fight against Brit Rocky Fielding in New York, in which he is the huge odds-on favourite to win.