Canelo Alvarez remains one of the most dominant fighters in boxing. The WBO super welterweight champion has yet to defend his title and still won’t this weekend when he battles Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas on May 6. Alvarez, who earned the title with a ninth-round TKO of Liam Smith last year, appears to not plan on defending the belt either. He has said he’s moving to middleweight full time after this fight, presumably with the intention of fighting Gennady Golovkin later in 2017.
The two Mexican boxers will stand toe-to-toe at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in a super-middleweight contest. THE pride of Mexico is on the line this weekend as Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez fights countryman Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.Both men have bet their respective purses that they will win the fight – and it is fast gripping the boxing world as well as Mexico. Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr will do battle for the pride of Mexico this weekend. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the big fight.
he first question for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez when he met the media for the first time Tuesday in Las Vegas for his highly anticipated bout against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was about the bad blood between the Mexican fighters.“Yes, there’s a rivalry there,” Alvarez said, “but we will go into the fight knowing we have a job to do. We need to have cooler heads.”
Fight night isn’t until Saturday, and the day of the “Grand Arrivals” at the MGM Grand wasn’t the time to keep a cooler head.Though that fight has been long discussed, many questions remain. But for now, Alvarez faces a stiff test in Chavez Jr., a power puncher willing to swing with Alvarez. Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. betting odds, lines, fight card, date. Oddsmakers appear to favor Alvarez even if this fight becomes a slugfest, however, installing Canelo as a large favorite at -650. A $100 bet on Chavez Jr. would return $475.
Also fighting on the card is quick rising David Lemieux, who is a massive favorite against Marco Reyes in the co-main event. While there are no odds available, Lucas Matthysee and Joseph Diaz Jr. are both set to fight on the undercard and should be considered favorites over their foes this weekend.
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Cesar Chavez Jr vs Alvarez
Sat, May 06 2017
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
9pm ET HBO PPV