Floyd Mayweather Jr. won’t sign a contract agreeing to fight Mexico star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez next, so Alvarez is close to taking his star power off Mayweather’s May 4 card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Golden Boy Promotions Chief Executive Richard Schaefer told The Times on Wednesday that he’s working to move an Alvarez super-welterweight title unification bout against World Boxing Assn. champion Austin Trout to April 20 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
“It’s now likely, but it’s not final. ... I’m working on it, but you never know in boxing,” Schaefer told The Times of an Alvarez-Trout fight at the Alamodome.
Alvarez-Trout would be televised on Showtime, not as a pay-per-view event, Schaefer said.
That shift would move Golden Boy’s planned World Boxing Council featherweight title fight between the Southland’s Abner Mares (25-0-1, 13 knockouts) and hard-hitting southpaw Daniel Ponce De Leon of Huntington Park.