We didn’t think Floyd Mayweather would ever defend Canelo
Floyd Mayweather is finally starting to open up about his rivalry with Canelo Alvarez, if there ever truly was one. Despite having their fight all those years ago, Floyd is happy with the fact that he got to fight against some of the greatest boxers of more than one generation. ‘Money’ doesn’t like today’s generation that seems to be lead by social media stars such as Ryan Garcia, who doesn’t walk his talk.
For Floyd, Garcia’s sudden change of heart with Canelo and the beef they have is not something he can back up. In fact, he had to come out and praise Canelo’s career and flat out say he doesn’t like Ryan Garcia at all. Why is he doing this? It all originated from the falling out between Canelo and Ryan.
What did Floyd say about Canelo?
During a sit down with FightHype.com, Floyd first talked about how he doesn’t like Ryan but then wen’t on to praise Canelo to the point where he places the Mexican in the boxing Hall of Fame alongside Manny Macquiao. Here’s what he said: “You see Ryan Garcia, first he’s praising Canelo. Right? He wanna learn from Canelo. You’re in Canelo’s training camp. Now it’s all hate. Oh I don’t like him. I don’t like this. I don’t like him.
“Accomplish what Canelo has accomplished, then speak bad about him. You know what I mean? But you don’t need to speak bad about him anyway because we all need to stay in our own lane and do us. So you really shouldn’t speak bad about him if you went to his camp to learn from him and to be his student. One thing about Canelo, he’s gonna step up to the plate and do what he gotta do. He’s gonna fight.”
He continued: “I may shoot s**t at him but he gonna fight. I can’t knock the motherf-er because he’s going down in the Hall of Fame. So that’s another guy, you know? Pacquiao is going down in the Hall of the Fame. These are the guys that I went up against. I will always give guys their flowers. I’m not a hater, man.
“They want to keep telling you ‘Oh Floyd is jealous, he’s this, he’s that.’ I’m not jealous. If I was jealous of fighters I wouldn’t push them to be great. Remember this. When you have seen beef on social media, I have always been the reaction, not the action. Always. I’ve always uplifted my people and I will always uplift my people.”