Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is out there on the horizon who’s just itching to get in the ring with him. And you know what folks?
He could very well be the toughest opponent yet that Mayweather has ever faced.
And in light of the fact that his bout with Guerrero was a big pay per view seller, this one could possibly go through the roof.
“Canelo” is a very popular athlete not only in Mexico, but around the world as well and this bout would generate revenue like no other fight to this date. As I always say, we’ll see what happens.
In other news, I hear that the scheduled May 25 bout between Jean Pasqal and Lucian Bute has been indefinitely postponed due to an injury Bute suffered while sparring.
Pasqal has been training in Las Vegas at Curtis”50 Cent” Jackson’s newly opened boxing gym. This joint is one of the most fabulous places I’ve seen. It’s complete with two rings, a treadmill room that has about fourteen machines with each having a flat screen t.v. in front so that you can watch ESPN or CNN. It also has a sauna built inside, a weight area, a shower, and huge locker rooms for your convience. This place is state of the art and “50” pulled out all the stops for this one.
I happen to be there last week for a media workout that was going on for Chad Dawson, Jean Pasqal, and Yuriokis Gamboa as they were all getting prepared for their respective bouts that will be coming up in in a few weeks(although Pasqal vs Bute will, be rescheduled due to the injury that Bute suffered while sparring).
Dawson and Gamboa both are being featured on the same card on June 8 in Montreal, Canada in an event that will be telecast live on HBO.
And speaking of HBO, they were in there last week taping their latest edition of 24/7 with Pasqal who now has recruited the services of the one and only Roy Jones Jr. who says he’s not there to change anything with Pasqal, but to assist him and add a little spice to his style of fighting and sharpen his defensive abilities.
There was a very exciting show at the Cosmopolitan put on by Golden Boy Promotions that featured Anthony Dirrel in the semi main event.
And although he went down in the first against a game Don Mouton, he still fought back fiercely, and won by a unanimous decision on all three judges scorecards. Anthony, who is the younger of the two Dirrel brothers, hadn’t had a fight since December 2011, so this one was a refresher course that lasted 8 rounds.
His brother Andre is now fighting for Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s SMS Promotions, and he is with Golden Boy Promotions and being managed by the one and only Al Hayman.
And speaking of Golden Boy, they have a big show coming upon June 8 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The line-up features Marcos Maidana vs Josesito Lopez, and Alfredo Angulo vs Ireslandy Lara.This is all being brought to you in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions, and Thompson Boxing Promotions and will be telecast live on Showtime Championship Boxing.
As I always say, “we’ll see what happens”
Southern California based Mohammed Mubarak’s Ringside Update column can also be seen in the Pace News, the Inland Valley News, and the High Desert Inland Valley News. Mohammed is a portrait artist as well. He can be contacted at [email protected] for your comments.