Boxing Weigh-in Results: 'Canelo' and Chavez Jr. Green Lit

Credit Courtesy          Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

The fight between the two boxers is more than the title, they will fight for the pride of their country. It could end up at the T-Mobile on Mexican Independence weekend. "I haven't had too many fights and I needed more distance and more speed", said Chavez Jr.

Furthermore he expects Alvarez to perform against Gennady Golovkin in September.

Barely a week after Anthony Joshua edged Wladimir Klitschko in a bloody battle of the ages in London, boxing fans around the globe were swept in a frenzy after Alvarez dismantled fellow Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez to set up a superfight with undefeated, no 1 rated pound-for-pound KO artist Golovkin.

"For us, this is the biggest fight in boxing", Golovkin said.

Alvarez (48-1-1), who is the current Ring champion, will be meeting Golovkin for the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight titles. "But, I always say, Canelo Alvarez is the best because I fight the best".

"If they're doubling and tripling you, you force the other guys on your team to play hard".

"You think I lost my focus?"

Still to be determined is the venue, and De La Hoya insisted it could be "anywhere in the world". Las Vegas again will be a frontrunner to land the plum gig, but don't discount Jerry's World - the Dallas Cowboys' home stadium in Arlington, Texas - or maybe the Staples Center in Los Angeles or even a site in New York City.

Those negotiations, those talks, will start in the weeks to come.

Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) had never fought above 155 pounds until he weighed in at 164 on Friday. Chavez has had trouble making weight in the past few years, but he did manage to make weight for the bout.

It got worse for Chavez after boos rang around as the 31-year-old struggled to fight back in Nevada.

All three judges scored the fight for Alvarez at 120-108. It was after the fight, however, in an announcement by Alvarez, that sent shockwaves through the arena. And with the raucous crowd solidly in his corner, chanting Ca-Ne-Lo, Ca-Ne-Lo, Alvarez proceeded to take Chavez apart, punch by thudding punch, round by round, beads of sweat flying off Chavez's head with every punch that Canelo landed, and there were many. The deal with Golovkin was signed a week earlier but successfully kept under wraps. "In September, it will be a different style, a big drama show".

The September bout will be at the middleweight limit of 160 pounds.

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez dominated his Mexican compatriot Julio Cesar Chavez Jr from bell to bell for a shutout decision win.



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