It is one thing to be a sound fighter within the ropes, and another to pursue the fights you want, that you feel has real value. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has been trying to get his boxing career on track, and wants to face Golden Boy’s best boxer, Canelo Alvarez.
Outside the ring, Oscar De La Hoya does all that he can to uphold his young, promising fighter. Canelo Alvarez was supposed to fight GGG, but decided to drop down in weight to fight Smith, to the surprise of boxing fans.
The WBO has appointed Billy Joe Saunders as Canelo Alvarez ‘ mandatory challenger, which would eventually lead to GGG once more, and he may fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. instead.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. negotiations to fight Canelo Alvarez
The fight between these two popular Mexican fighters is still undergoing. Most of the major points of the contract have been ironed out, such as the catch weight of 164.5 lbs. but Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has been making noise about Canelo Alvarez trying to squeeze them out of their financial share.
Team Chavez Jr. have already agreed to take the smaller pie of the cake, but complains that Canelo Alvarez wants so much more.
If one takes a look at things from Julio Cesar Chavez ‘ side, it seems that Canelo Alvarez is trying to be too selfish. One may even reckon that perhaps Canelo is not really serious in facing The Son of the Legend.
The unseen battle is really taking place outside the ring between promoters and all those who surround the fighters, before they finally agree to step inside the ring.
Oscar De La Hoya pressures Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
But if one asks Canelo Alvarez ‘ promoter Oscar De La Hoya, it’s Chavez Jr. who’s spreading the wrong information, delaying the fight, not them.
“Junior, we gave you the opportunity to fight @Canelo. Your manager has the contract. Stop tweeting lies, go sign and we’ll be on for May 6,” tweeted De La Hoya, according to the LA Times.
“Don’t let them treat you like a kid. Our people have had the contract since yesterday. Sign it so we can make the fight happen,” Canelo Alvarez chimes in with his promoter through Twitter, according to BoxingScene.
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