Fresh off a 12-round drubbing of Robert Guerrero earlier in the month, undefeated and outspoken WBC and The Ring welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather has just booked his second fight in a year for the first time in six. Years that is. “Money” will meet WBC and The Ring *light middleweight* champion Saul “El Conelo” Alvarez, a 42-0 Mexican-born boxer who holds 30 knockouts and notable victories over Shane Mosley, Austin Trout, and Jose Cotto to his credit.
Mayweather made the announcement via his Twitter yesterday evening:
The bout will be contested at 152 pounds — just 2 pounds under the usual light middleweight limit — and will be for Mayweather’s junior middleweight and welterweight titles, Alvarez’s WBC & The Ring light middleweight titles, and the WBA (super) light middleweight title. Looks like Nate Diaz’s “More divisions, more champions, more superfights” theory can already be considered debunked.
Considering Mayweather’s longtime standing as the “pound-for-pound pay-per-view king,” as well as the pull an undefeated Hispanic challenger like Alvarez will have in the Latino community, expect the pay-per-view sales for this one to break the 1 million mark. Us racist white skinheads will have to continue watching a couple of homosexuals roll around on the ground in the meantime. *kicks can*