World boxing champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is set to face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on May 6. The fight between the two is the Cinco de Mayo special for this year. The Canelo vs Chavez bout will bring a great rise to sales to HBO’s pay-per-view.
Alvarez and Chavez are both Mexicans. So, how will the fans react to this fight and who will have more supporters? The judgment day is yet to come so for now, stay tuned on this site for updates regarding the two.
Canelo Alvarez: I will be Prepared
“I will be prepared”, Alvarez announced. He also stated that he always gives a great fight in every battle that he goes through. He makes sure that in every fight, he is improving than the previous fight.
Twenty-six-year-old Alvarez hails from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Alvarez won the WBO light middleweight title last September against English Liam Smith. Alvarez owned the night during the ninth round and finished the match with a TKO. Currently, Alvarez is holding a 48-1-1 record in his name. Today Alvarez is considered to be one of the best boxers in the world alongside Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Who is Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.?
On the other hand, Chavez is from Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Thirty-year-old Chavez is coming off from a win against German Dominik Britsch last December 10. Chavez gained his 50th win of his career during that time. The fight was the first fight of Chavez after a year and a half. Now Chavez holds a stunning 50-2-1 record. He is aiming to continue his win on to his next fight with Alvarez.
“I dedicate this fight to Mexico”, Chavez stated. His father Chavez Sr. is considered one of the top fighters of Mexico. Chavez is also dedicating his fight for his father. Chavez has a strong determination to get the title and be the best Mexican fighter between him and Alvarez. Since the two are Mexicans, the country is proud and honored to have grown such strong contenders.
Negotiations for the Canelo vs Chavez fight has been going on since December. What concerns more about this fight is the weight for both fighters. Chavez was 168 pounds in his fight against Britsch.
A 164.5 pounds catchweight was then agreed. Chavez would have to be penalized monetarily. Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez is satisfied that the Canelo vs Chavez bout will finally be realized.
“We’re excited about the fight”, Gomez stated. Rumors regarding the bout of Canelo and Chavez has been going on for years now but, due to certain circumstances, it is always delayed. Now it is finally becoming a reality. The fight would definitely be exciting and thrilling because both fighters are Mexicans. Of course, it would be a great honor to be known as the best fighter in Mexico today. Both even made a noise with their names in the boxing industry about the same time.
“I will prove to him in the ring who’s the better man”, Alvarez said. According to Alvarez, Chavez has been criticizing him not only lately but for years. Alvarez was finally convinced to fight Chavez because Alvarez wants to prove that he is the best fighter in the biggest fight in the history of Mexico.
If Chavez did not agree to fight against Alvarez, by now, Alvarez would be challenging Billy Joe Saunders. Golden Boy Promotions and Frank Warren (Saunders promoter) already had a deal however, Warren has initially known that Saunders will be fighting in case Chavez did not agree to fight with Alvarez.
Canelo vs Chavez Fight Updates and Live Streaming Information
Chavez has around four more months to be able to reach the desired weight. Chavez and his team are already planning for their game plan and will take every step to get the job well done. Hard work is definitely a great factor. If any of the fighters does not reach the desired weight, a hefty cash penalty is waiting.
It cannot be avoided that both Alvarez and Chavez have been rivals, especially with their achievements in the industry. For Alvarez, this is a wonderful opportunity for shutting down a rivalry. But actually, the two doesn’t care for one another. Both are focused on their own achievements but, it cannot be denied that the fans also want to see these two inside the ring.