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Canelo Eyes Mexico For Chavez, De La Hoya in The Way

By Miguel Rivera and Ernesto Castalenos, notifight.com

WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez would like to face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at Azteca Stadium in Mexico. There are ongoing talks between Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions to stage the fight in early 2012. The promoters are eager to stage the contest in a Las Vegas venue, but Alvarez makes it clear that Mexico is going to be the frontrunner to stage the bout. Alvarez is returning to the ring in December, while Chavez defends his WBC middleweight title against Peter Manfredo Jr. in November.

"Right now I'm on vacation, but I am aware of the negotiations for the possible fight. It's a fight that interests the public, and Azteca Stadium would be the ideal location," Alvarez said.

As reported numerous times on this website, the biggest issue in making the fight is the weight. While Chavez's promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, is asking for a catch-weight of 158, Golded Boy President Oscar De La Hoya is looking for a catch-weight of "156-pounds." Chavez, who barely made 160 for his title winning effort over Sebastian Zbik in June, gained 20-pounds after the weigh-in.

Already there are serious doubts as to whether or not he can make 158, but 156 would be impossible for Chavez and obviously the weight request is an immediate dealbreaker.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AHUEVO on 09-26-2011

[QUOTE=Abraham Reyes;11207418]mexicunt on mexicunt violence,I love it. I hope both of these HBO hypejobs knock each other the fack out.[/QUOTE] Let me guess, you are a serote huh? Stop hating on Mexicans bro, they bring it every fight.

Comment by TBear on 09-26-2011

Personally I think if Alvarez wants Chavez Jr. that bad he should take the fight at 160. If thats too big, stay at 154. Go for the payday against somebody like Angulo. But Angulo is much more dangerous than Chavez…

Comment by King Koko on 09-26-2011

People do realise that Chavez sucks right? I hope people also realize that Canelo's success is due to his punching power and he would be eaten alive by a real boxer. Ultimately Canelo knocks out Chavez.....Sergio Martinez beats them both…

Comment by JrRod on 09-25-2011

this fight deserves to be in Mexico on the biggest stage possible. Both of these guys are huge in Mexico, and it would do huge numbers. Make it happen GB/TR make it happen before Chavez Jr, runs into someone at…

Comment by Lac'em up on 09-25-2011

Both are bums, it does not deserve to be in Vegas

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