Watch Canelo vs Chavez jr Live Stream, , Fight Cards on Sat April 06, 2017 USA. Alvarez vs Chavez Jr How to watch on your smart phone, iPhone, tablet, iPad, PC/Mac Get Full Update Here, Alvarez vs Chavez JrMexican stars Saul Alvarez vs Chavez Jr and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. square off this Saturday night on May 6 on HBO pay-per-see at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. While a considerable measure has been discussed there being a great deal of pride and respect on hold for the two Mexican contenders,
One of the biggest fights of the year takes place this Saturday night in Las Vegas as Canelo Alvarez will face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a matchup of two of Mexico’s biggest names.
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LAS VEGAS – Oscar De La Hoya’s fate as a promoter will be determined, in many ways, by a guy whom he doesn’t promote, doesn’t have a relationship with and whom, for the better part of the second half of his career, has been as unreliable as it comes.
De La Hoya’s announcement in January that his star fighter, Canelo Alvarez, would take on the mercurial Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Cinco de Mayo weekend was panned by many critics for a variety of reasons.
Alvarez and De La Hoya had been putting off a fight with Gennady Golovkin because they insisted Alvarez wasn’t a middleweight (160-pound limit), only to announce the Chavez fight at a catchweight of 164.5 pounds. On top of that, Chavez is a massive guy who comes in easily 20 or 25 pounds heavier on fight night than Golovkin regularly does.
In addition, Chavez lacks discipline and had been fighting at light heavyweight because he simply didn’t put in the effort to make middleweight. Who can ever forget the scene on HBO’s “24/7” prior to Chavez’s 2012 title fight with Sergio Martinez, when Roach was standing alone in the gym, waiting for Chavez to arrive?
That was one of the many reasons fans and critics reacted negatively when De La Hoya announced the fight.
I wasn’t among those critics, though I’ve been highly critical of De La Hoya’s position relative to a potential Alvarez-Golovkin fight since late 2015.
It’s been clear for a couple of years that Alvarez is the only moneymaker De La Hoya has on his Golden Boy Promotions roster, and De La Hoya has gone to great lengths to protect him. This, despite the fact that Alvarez is an elite talent and doesn’t need Golden Boy or anyone else to protect him.
De La Hoya had Alvarez fight Amir Khan, who had primarily been a junior welterweight in his career, last Cinco de Mayo. Khan never had a chance in the bout, posed no threat and just about everyone knew it.
After the fight, De La Hoya feigned interest in an Alvarez-Golovkin fight, and shouted at the news conference for Tom Loeffler, Golovkin’s promoter, to be ready for his phone call the next day. A handful of days later, Alvarez surrendered his title rather than agree to fight Golovkin.
And then, in January, De La Hoya announced the Alvarez-Chavez fight, which will be held on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and many critics shredded the decision.
David Lemieux is less than two months removed from delivering a knockout-of-the-year punch. He’s a former world champion with a winning personality.For the fight fans pressing for a Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin bout in September, however, the mere mention of Lemieux’s name is one of the sport’s most distasteful happenings.Canada’s Lemieux (37-3, 33 knockouts) is considered the No. 1 fallback option as an Alvarez opponent should negotiations with Golovkin go south.Surprisingly – and suspiciously – Lemieux and Alvarez’s promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, rushed Lemieux back into a Saturday co-main event bout against Mexico’s Marco Reyes (35-4, 26 KOs) on the Alvarez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. card at T-Mobile Arena.On March 11, while hammering Curtis Stevens with a third-round knockout punch, Lemieux posted his third consecutive victory since turning over his International Boxing Federation middleweight belt to Golovkin by technical knockout in October 2015.“Instead of sitting and doing nothing for months, he had a chance to come right back … he’s taking a fight that’s not a walkover until the mega-fight happens, whether it’s Canelo, this guy or that guy,” said Golden Boy Promotions executive Bernard Hopkins. “I believe [Golovkin] and Canelo should fight this year, but if [Alvarez-Lemieux] happens before, I wouldn’t be surprised [if Lemieux] wins big.”Those are haunting words for the Alvarez-Golovkin pushers, but Lemieux contends he’s elevating to being more prepared for his next major bout.“I’ve grown since that [loss to Golovkin] and I know how to adapt to a fight like that,” he said. “Something like that fight will never happen again in my future. I’ve learned in many ways, mentally and physically, and it’s made me better.“It’s been a big turnaround with my team, learning how to beat guys of that magnitude. Golovkin will never be an easy fight, but if I fight him at my peak and best, he’s beatable and I feel I have everything it takes to beat him.”