Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Abel Sanchez Surprised Chavez Willing to Fight Canelo at 165

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK – Abel Sanchez doesn’t think Canelo Alvarez’s possible fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will ruin the possibility of a Gennady Golovkin-Alvarez showdown later this year.

Just as Sanchez, who trains Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs), expects his fighter to defeat Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) on March 18 at Madison Square Garden, he thinks Alvarez will overcome Chavez if they meet May 6. Negotiations between representatives for Alvarez and Chavez are ongoing, but money reportedly is holding up the completion of a deal.

If the Mexican stars can come to an agreement, Sanchez favors Alvarez, even though he apparently would move up to a contracted weight 10 pounds higher than he has boxed before.

canelo-chavez

“I think Canelo beats him just with speed,” Sanchez told BoxingScene.com. “But I give Chavez a fighting chance. I think he’s a bigger guy and I think he may have a chance. But Canelo probably will win the fight.”

Sanchez is more surprised Chavez would be willing to move down to a contract weight of 165 more than the fact that Alvarez appears fine with moving up 10 pounds.

Among the reasons the Golovkin-Alvarez fight has been delayed for more than a year is because Alvarez and his promoter Oscar De La Hoya have hesitated to move him up to the middleweight limit of 160 pounds. His two WBC middleweight title bouts against Miguel Cotto and Amir Khan were fought at maximum catch weights of 155 pounds.

“I’m surprised that [Chavez] has agreed to fight at 165,” Sanchez said. “He looked decimated at the weigh-in for the last fight that he had. And 165 is gonna be difficult for him, so they’re giving up a lot, I think.”

The 30-year-old Chavez has fought as high as light heavyweight and has had trouble making weight for much of his career. The contract weight for his last bout was 169 pounds. He weighed in at 168 for his 10-round fight against Germany’s Dominik Britsch (32-3-1, 11 KOs), which Chavez won by unanimous decision December 10 in Monterrey, Mexico.

The 26-year-old Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) weighed in at 154 pounds for his last fight. He knocked out England’s Liam Smith (23-1-1, 13 KOs) in the ninth round of that September 17 bout in Arlington, Texas, where Alvarez won the WBO world super welterweight title.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LetOutTheCage on 01-12-2017

[QUOTE=Erik1984;17345533][B]Now its 15 mill at full 160.[/B] . Whats triple B excuse. Dumbsh1t. Go and gobble on his nutzack.[/QUOTE] How about you provide a source to back that up

Comment by HeroBando on 01-12-2017

[QUOTE=Erik1984;17345533]Now its 15 mill at full 160. . Whats triple B excuse. Dumbsh1t. Go and gobble on his nutzack.[/QUOTE] Not now, not next. September dummy. Now Canelo must fight Chavez else he might get outsold by Gggs ppv. A flat…

Comment by oscar9992 on 01-12-2017

[QUOTE=Erik1984;17345533]Now its 15 mill at full 160. . Whats triple B excuse. Dumbsh1t. Go and gobble on his nutzack.[/QUOTE] Stop making excuses for Canelo dumb girl... Canelo dropped his belt to avoid mandatory fight with GGG at 160... Saying excuses…

Comment by Erik1984 on 01-12-2017

[QUOTE=HeroBando;17345345]He'd be surprised cause Canelo was too small to defend his lineal MW belt above 155, body not ready dumbsh1t[/QUOTE] Now its 15 mill at full 160. . Whats triple B excuse. Dumbsh1t. Go and gobble on his nutzack.

Comment by HeroBando on 01-12-2017

[QUOTE=Erik1984;17345320]He should be surprised if GGG dicides to **** one lbs or gain one to make a meaningful fight. Why are you surprised that other fighters that have already moved up and down in weight are doing it againg. Its…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (13)
Top Headlines Enrico Koelling Helping Erik Skoglund Prepare For Callum Smith Maybe there are worse things in boxing than Mayweather-McGregor Mayweather Vows: This Fight Won't Be Dull - It's Kill or Be Killed! Carlos Molina Hits Santo Domingo For Carlos Adames Clash Eddie Alvarez: McGregor Has Very Real Shot To KO Floyd Early Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Plans October Return, Eyes Martin Murray Cortez: McGregor a Very Powerful Puncher, Has Great Potential Amanda Serrano is Latest To Consider a Jump To MMA McGregor: Conditioning is Not an Issue Against Mayweather Jessie Magdaleno vs. Cesar Juarez Clash is Close For October Holyfield: Joshua Must Think About His Image, Forget Tyson Fury Kyoguchi Wins IBF World Title: Ryoichi Taguchi, Kono Get KO Wins Eubank Sr: James DeGale is "Suspect" For Not Entering WBSS Omar Figueroa: Mayweather-McGregor a Joke, Slap in The Face Garcia Open to Staying at 140, Moving Up to 147 After Broner Charlo: Jacobs Exploited Golovkin's Flaws, Better Than Canelo Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-McGregor, Ward-Stevenson Frank Warren on Haye-Ringstar TV Deal, Signings in The UK Aloyan Gets WBC Belt in Second Pro Fight, Fedor Chudinov Wins Wilder's Manager Concerned That Stiverne Missed His Drug Test Mayweather: I Can't Move Like I Did Before, I'm Going Toe To Toe! Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson: Roots of a Success Story Jhonny Gonzalez Blasts Rosales in Two, Wants Miguel Berchelt Deontay Wilder's Manager: It Makes Sense To Fight Luis Ortiz! Miguel Berchelt Wants To Fight Again in 2017, Not Rushing Return Jose Pedraza vs. Mickey Bey in Talks For August 22, Las Vegas Gilberto Ramirez: I Won't Let Jesse Hart Run, I Want Him To Fight Malignaggi: McGregor Can Exploit Things, Have His Moments David Allen Drops, Stops Tom Dallas in Three Rounds Gassiev Sees No Reason For Lebedev Rematch After WBSS Refusal Joe Cortez Helping Conor McGregor Prepare For Floyd Mayweather Mayweather: Believe I Can't Read and Spell? I Made $800 Million! Frank Warren: Mayweather, McGregor - Big Talk, Will They Deliver? Garcia: Non-Title Fight Vs. Broner Still Biggest of Our Careers Mairis Briedis vs. Mike Perez on September 30 in Latvia Top Rank VP: Pacquiao-Horn Was Close, 117-111 Created Issue Lomachenko: I'm Ready To Fight Guillermo Rigondeaux Next! Garcia Expects Broner to Be Biggest Puncher He Has Faced Yarde Would Love To Emulate Roy Jones, Win Title at Heavyweight Amanda Serrano-Edina Kiss: Still Worth a Look on Delay
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement