Golden Boy Promotions saved face today, and made a very smart decision, in moving the Abner Mares vs. Daniel Ponce de Leon WBC Featherweight title fight back onto the May 4th Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero Showtime Pay-Per-View. It saves the faltering once mega-card from becoming a one-trick pony.
It took just a few days for a three fight bonanza, with Mayweather vs. Guerrero, Mares vs. Ponce de Leon and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez vs. Austin Trout, to devolve into three separate fight cards. First, the Mares-Ponce fight was moved to April 20.
However, Canelo vs. Trout was then moved to the same date, but from San Antonio, as opposed to California. Canelo essentially needed a signed guarantee that he would be Mayweather's next opponent in September, assuming they each won their respective bouts, to be happy in also-ran status on May 4.
Credit: Golden Boy
When Mayweather balked, Canelo and his team went elsewhere. Personally, I believe that to be a shortsighted decision...