The Ugly American: Burden of Dreams–On Saul Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.


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Like Diego Rivera perversely inserting the image of Lenin into his mural, Man at the Crossroads, for Rockefeller Center in the 1930s, Alvarez has a rebellious streak in him that may, in the end, be completely at odds with established fight racket protocol. Not only did Alvarez insist on fighting Trout, but he also refused to be the semi on the Mayweather-Guerrero undercard last May. Other fighters have tried to flex their weak financial muscles recently—James Kirkland and Yuriorkis Gamboa, for example—only to wind up in limbo. But what did Alvarez get when he overruled his brain trust regarding Trout and opted out of a supporting slot on the Cinco de Mayo card? He got the most important win of his career and one of the only lottery-sized paydays to be had in boxing. READ MORE FROM ESQUINA BOXEO.

Burden of Dreams–On Saul Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

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