Alvarez calls out Floyd after crushing Cintron
WBC light-middleweight champion Saul Alvarez put his hand up for a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jnr in May after defeating Kermit Cintron on Saturday.
It was another impressive performance by Alvarez, 21, who has been tipped to inherit Mayweather's crown of pound-for-pound king. And it seems a meeting between the two could take place sooner than expected, judging by Alvarez's comments after stopping Cintron.
"Next year we want the best, we want Mayweather in May," Alvarez told USA Today. "Apart from the money, we want to fight the best in the world and he's the best pound-for-pound, so we want to fight him."
Mayweather had been expected to fight Pacquiao on May 5 in Las Vegas, but the Filipino now looks destined to face Juan Manuel Marquez around that time, opening the door for Alvarez.
Bring on Mayweather! Alvarez wants shot at Money Man after defeating Cintron
Mexico's Saul Alvarez successfully defended his WBC light middleweight title with a bruising fifth-round TKO of Kermit Cintron and then called out Floyd Mayweather for a title fight next summer.
Alvarez controlled the fight in Mexico City with referee Hector Afu stepping in midway through the fifth after the Cintron failed to recover from a number of stinging shots.
Cintron had no reply to the champions' barrage earlier in the fight, was dropped in fourth and finally succumbed in the fifth with just seconds of the round remaining.
On top of the world: Alvarez celebrates his fifth-round victory
The victory means Alvarez remains the youngest reigning champion in the world at age of 21.
After the fight, Alvarez called out undefeated the Floyd Mayweather, demanding the two meet in a title showdown next summer.
On the ropes: Cintron finally succumbed to a barrage of blows
'Next year we want the best, we want Mayweather in May,' he said.
'Apart from the money, we want to fight the best in the world and he's the best pound for pound, so we want to fight him.'
Belt up: Alvarez wants to fight Mayweather next summer
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