Originally Posted by Overhill
Definitely. And it would make all the sense, except Canelo being few divisions bigger.
Any other, legit reason for Floyd to not make the fight with him?
Because Canelo is a GBP fighter. That means a deal can be discussed, reached and all but signed between before it's even time for a lunchbreak. It really is that simple. Secondly, Canelo represents the highest amount Floyd can possibly make out of any fighter in the sport sans possibly only Pacquiao because of public perception. Certainly more than if he fought Martinez.
I don't think anybody can deny - with a straight face - that despite Canelo not proving himself against elite 154 lbers, 1) Floyd isn't a Junior Middleweight, he's a welterweight at this stage, 2) Alvarez will be notably bigger on fight night (big time), 3) Alvarez has the power to hurt Floyd and make things immensely interesting, 4) Floyd likely can't hurt Alvarez, which means he's going on 100% skill, 5) Nobody can bitch about this fight, period.
Managing to outbox Alvarez over 12 rounds without feeling his power is so much easier said than done. Floyd rarely even uses much movement in the ring anymore, and has fought far more stationary out of the shell ever since he made the move to 147. You'd be a fool to consider this an easy fight. Canelo has every reason in the world to go right at him and try to take his head off.