The last time Floyd Mayweather fought an opponent in Mexico was on January 2, 2018, and he was already a world title contender.
Since then, Mayweather has fought at least four more times, including an April 2018 rematch with Manny Pacquiao.
It’s been a slow, frustrating run of events for the undefeated welterweight champion.
He’s lost five straight, most recently to Jose Aldo in the third round of a fight that was supposed to be his coronation fight.
But with Canelo’s win over Manny Pacqiao on April 12, Mayweather’s career is set to continue on a different track.
The unbeaten welterweights meet again in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
If Canelo manages to win the fight and secure a world championship, it will become Mayweather’s fourth title defense and fourth in the last six months.
The undefeated lightweight champion will have two fights to build up to a unification bout with Mayweather Jr., which could happen as early as next year.
A rematch between Canelo and Mayweather Jr.?
Could it happen?
That’s what we’ll know next week.
Mayweather Sr. and Canelo Jr. were both scheduled to face off on Saturday.
But Canelo, who will be 37 next month, has a back injury and has missed five of his last six fights.
Mayweather Jr.’s comeback from a broken nose and concussion last month was supposed as the catalyst for a rematch, but the fight was scrapped.
Mayweather has since stated he would like to fight Mayweather Jr again, but he has also expressed concerns about his health.
If Mayweather Jr does fight Canelos next, will that cause a delay in the fight?
Mayweather Jr said in a press conference in March that he would be open to a rematch but declined to discuss a timetable for a possible fight with Canelels younger brother.
Canelo Sr. has not publicly spoken out about Mayweather Jr’s health and said in March he would fight anyone, but that was before Mayweather Jr was hurt.
Mayweather is expected to be healthy enough to return to the ring for his next fight in April.
Is the Mayweather Jr-Canelo fight happening?
Floyd Jr. was scheduled to fight Pacquio on April 7, 2018 in Las Angeles, California.
Mayweather’s brother Pacquao is scheduled to challenge Canelo on May 9, 2018 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las California.