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Canelo tells GBP he wants Mayweather, Cotto or Martinez next

Written By Fighthits on Friday, October 12, 2012 | 7:48 PM

source: Lem Satterfield | Ring TV

WBC junior middleweight titleholder Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has informed RingTV.com that he has directed Golden Boy officials during a meeting in the company's Los Angeles office on Thursday to launch an all-out effort to make his next fight on May 5 against either Floyd Mayweather Jr., Miguel Cotto or Sergio Martinez.

"Yesterday, we had a meeting with the people at Golden Boy Promotions, and we agreed to fight on May 5, and it's going to be against Maravilla Martinez, Miguel Cotto or Floyd Mayweather, in that order," said Alvarez, who is coming off last month's fifth-round knockout of Josesito Lopez, through translator Ramiro Gonzalez. "Mayweather, Cotto or Maravilla, or Cotto, Mayweather, Maravilla, either way. But I want to fight on May 5. That is what was on the table yesterday with Golden Boy."

Alvarez said that he has asked Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer and company president Oscar De La Hoya to reach out to Martinez's promoter, Lou DiBella, Mayweather himself or his advisor, Al Haymon, as well as Cotto's legal advisor, Gaby Penagaricano.


"All I did is put out there on the table the fights that I wanted, and it's up to Oscar and Richard," said Alvarez. "They have to call Lou DiBella, Gaby Penagaricano, and they have to call Al Haymon for Mayweather. But my wish, and what I told them, is that I'm ready to fight either of those three fighters."

Alvarez said that Schaefer, De La Hoya, Golden Boy matchmaker Eric Gomez and his own handlers, Eddie and Chapo Reynoso were present at the meeting.

"I'm not going to fight in December. I'm going to fight in May. May and September [Mexican Independence Day Weekend] will be my dates, because I'm a Mexican, and those are the dates that I want," said Alvarez. "So right now, it's up to Richard, and it's up to Oscar with whom they have to deal. But they know, without a doubt, that I want one of those three names. I'm ready for those guys, and that's it."