The battle between two Mexican superstars Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Canelo Alvarez has finally been formalized for May 6th. After some time of negotiations, with one blaming the other for delaying the contract, we finally have a fight in our hands.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Canelo Alvarez will be fought at a catch weight of 164.5 lbs. Chavez Jr. has proven against Dominik Britsch that he can make the super middleweight limit, and he has to go down even more to face Canelo Alvarez.
Will he be too drained to employ an effective fight? Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. promises that it shall end in a knockout come fight time. “I think this will be a fight that ends in a knockout. It will be an exciting fight due to the styles, and the fans are going to like it a lot,” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. said in a report by BoxingScene.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to reunite with Freddie Roach or Robert Garcia
Chavez Jr ‘s most important win came against Andy Lee, under the tutelage of Freddie Roach. The latter commented that he’s willing to train Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. as long as he shows up to train. One absence, and he’d quit on him. It is also possible that Chavez Jr. may seek the guidance of Robert Garcia.
“I can confirm that I’m gong to train in Otomi, and I will be with Angel Heredia. We will talk to Freddie Roach, Robert Garcia, they may want to help me. We will see who is more available. I’m going to Otomi for three months and I will be one hundred percent to win the fight,” Julio Cesar reiterates his promise for victory.
Canelo Alvarez intrigued by the fight itself
Canelo Alvarez has been criticized for his refusal to fight GGG for whatever reason. The weight difference was a major factor to his decision, but Canelo made it clear that he’s willing to face his counterpart when the time is right.
Asked about his willingness to face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. despite the disparity in weight, Canelo Alvarez mentioned that the fight itself intrigued him.
“I think what convinced me to make the move was the fight itself, which is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, in the history of Mexico,” Canelo Alvarez told ESPN. “That’s what intrigued me. The significance of the fight is what convinced me to make the move.”
“I just hope he trains well and gets ready for this fight,” Canelo Alvarez said. “I will be ready to face the best possible Chavez Jr. After this fight I don’t want any excuses when I beat him. I want him to train hard and be the best possible Chavez.”
“This fight transcends weights and championships. It’s probably the biggest fight in Mexican history.”
Photo courtesy: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr./Facebook
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