We’ll take our money and walk, if … – Gallagher

September 17, 2016

SAUL ALVAREZ has been warned if he doesn’t make weight for his WBO light-middleweight clash with Liam Smith, the fight will be called off.

Smith’s trainer, Joe Gallagher, said his fighter will “take the pay cheque and go shopping” if Canelo does not make the 11st light-middleweight limit.

The Mexican’s last five fights have been at a catch-weight of 11st 1lb including his most recent win over Amir Khan in May.

He has not weighed in at 11st or below since his 2013 defeat by Floyd Mayweather Jnr in Las Vegas when both fighters were at a catch-weight of 10st 12lb.

And Gallagher insists there will be no agreement to let the fight go ahead if he does not weigh in at the light-middleweight limit on Friday at the AT&T Stadium.

He said: “I’m sure they are going to be professional and I don’t expect slip-ups at the weigh-in.

“I expect Alvarez to make the weight at 154lb but, to let everyone know, if Saul Alvarez doesn’t make the weight there will be no fight.

“Liam Smith is world champion and he is here to defend it.”

If Alvarez did not make the weight then Smith’s WBO belt would not be on the line.

There have been a number of occasions in recent years when boxers intentionally miss weight or cannot get down low enough and then strike a financial deal to let the fight go ahead.

But Gallagher will have none of it if Alvarez tries to pull a fast one on Friday.

He added: “I am not saying Saul won’t make the weight, I expect him to but we have seen there has been a trend in the last few years where fighters come in and say ‘it is a pound, what you going to do? We have made this big fight and sold it.’

“If they don’t make weight and ask ‘are you going to go ahead with the fight?’. The answer is ‘no we won’t’.

“We have made our weight contractually and if Canelo doesn’t make the weight then give us our pay cheque and we will go shopping.”

SOURCE: dailystar.co.uk

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