Floyd Mayweather Jr. has always been characterized by his controversial statements, and there is no opportunity that the man known as Money misses, and now he has thrown everything against Canelo Alvarez, whom he accused of achieving fame thanks to being his “opening act”
“The thing is that Canelo achieved fame because he fought in the same functions as me, he in the opening fights. All the times we fought on the same day, he fought before me and his ultimate goal was to fight me,” Mayweather said to FightHype.com.
Criticism of the Canelo vs Golovkin 3 fight
Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mahyweather Promotions seconded his boss’ criticism of Canelo, when talking about the trilogy between the Mexican boxeaodr and Kazakh Gennady Golovkin, since according to him, it is a fight that has little interest for boxing fans.
“They try to build a fight that nobody cares about. It’s comical at this point. Canelo Alvarez just lost and made 120 thousand pay-per-views (vs. Dmitry Bivol) combined on cable/satellite in the U.S., I repeat, 120 thousand combined,” Ellerbe said.
These words came in response to statements by Eddie Hearn, who is the chief promoter of Matchroom Boxing, and the dispute is because for Hearn, the Canelo vs. GGG 3 is more important than the Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford fight, which is being organized by Mayweather Promotions.
Mayweather’s Annoyance Against Top Rank
In the said appearance of Money in the media, he criticized everyone, and he also touched Top Rank. “Shakur Stevenson, Olympic medalist, just beat a great fighter (Oscar Valdez), who looked amazing. Top Rank showed Shakur how little respect they have for him by putting him as the B fighter in the fight promotion.”