Mayweather said his 2013 win against Alvarez was a “cakewalk” and his comments have got the attention of the Mexican judging by his recent Twitter activity
Mayweather took a shot at Alvarez last weekend on social media when he labelled his 2013 decision win against the Mexican star as a “cakewalk”.
The two have continued their war of words since that fight, with Mayweather also criticising Alvarez for failing a drug test before his 2018 rematch with Gennady Golovkin.
Alvarez is currently on top of the boxing world after becoming the first-ever undisputed super middleweight champion with his KO win against Caleb Plant last month.
And the pound-for-pound No.1 has retweeted a claim that he achieved more than Mayweather in boxing by the age of 31.
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“This is why Floyd is so jealous of Canelo and so salty and bitter. Canelo at ONLY 31 is already surpassing Floyd’s ENTIRE career,” the tweet read.
“Where was Floyd at 31? At 31 he was no where near where Canelo is at right now! By the time Canelo is done, Canelo WILL BE FAR AHEAD of Floyd.”
Accompanied with the tweet was a picture comparing several stats between Alvarez and Mayweather, such as champions faced, belts won and undisputed titles.
Five-weight world champion Mayweather officially retired from boxing in 2017 after knocking out UFC star Conor McGregor, improving his record to a flawless 50-0.
Alvarez has gone unbeaten since his loss to Mayweather and will now jump up to cruiserweight to fight WBC titleholder Ilunga Makuabu for his next bout.
But Mayweather thinks Alvarez is avoiding a fight with David Benavidez, who is signed to Mayweather’s former manager Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions promotion.
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“My personal opinion is that he’s ducking Benavidez. You know, it’s just my personal opinion, and I’m allowed to speak my mind, that’s just what it is,” he told reporters last week.
“He’s going up to cruiserweight and [Makabu], he used to be at the Mayweather Boxing Gym, and the guys were really getting the best of him in the Mayweather Boxing Gym.”
Unbeaten contender Benavidez – who has held the WBC title twice – has won 22 of his 25 fights by knockout.
“So, if he’s going up to cruiserweight, if that’s the case, Benavidez is going to go up and beat that same guy – he could beat that same guy at 168,” Mayweather continued.
“I mean, he’s able to like me, you know, when I was in a position, I can pick and choose who I want to, because I earned that right.
“But do I like this fight [between Alvarez and Makabu]? Absolutely not. We want to see Benavidez. Let’s make it happen.”