Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Canelo Train Slowing Down? Crowd Chants For Chavez Jr.

By Hesiquio Balderas

Mexico City - WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Álvarez (39-0-1, 29KOs) scored an easy fifth round stoppage win over former world welterweight champion Kermit Cintron. Alvarez started slow but picked up the pace when Cintron appeared to be visibly hurt and badly tired in the fifth round.

There were two noticeable items, and it wasn't the ease of the victory. The crowd was much smaller than expected. Only 7,000 people were in attendance at Plaza de Toros, which has a capacity for 45,000 fans.

After the fight was over, the fans started chanting for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., the WBC middleweight champion and Canelo's main rival in Mexico. Chants of "Chavez, Chavez, Chavez" and "Julio Cesar, Julio Cesar" rang out.

The Mexican fans are tired of waiting and want to see the two unbeaten boxers collide, but the fight is not close to a reality because Alvarez's promoter is demanding a catch-weight of 156-pounds, which is impossible for Julio Jr. to make.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SCtrojansbaby on 11-28-2011

[QUOTE=rey guey;11479368] but Canelo is even a bigger puta because he's ducking Chavez. neither guys is a top 10 guy but at least Chavez seems to be getting better[/QUOTE] How can you duck someone that isn't even in the same…

Comment by VanillaIce on 11-28-2011

That is correct. That bum saying " I watched the telecast in HBO" you ****ing dummy I was in the arena and live there were probably 8,000 people at the most. The reporter is right, they even had to bring…

Comment by TheGoldenChamp on 11-27-2011

This reporter is reporting false information. Oscar just tweeted there was 25000 people there. When I watched the HBO telecast, it clearly looked like it was well over 20000 people. No way there was only 7000

Comment by mshap on 11-27-2011

Canelo would flat out destroy Jr. but that fight will NEVER happen because Jr's people would never allow it.....

Comment by MJ223 on 11-27-2011

Would've thought more then "just" 7,000 ppl showed up.....

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (50)
Top Headlines Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares Ordered To Reach Deal By Nov. 6 Dillian Whyte: Takam is Too Small, Easy Fight For Anthony Joshua Julian Williams vs. Ishe Smith Set For November 18 in Las Vegas Jeff Horn's Promoter Nearly Fell Asleep Watching 'Boring' Skeete Anthony Yigit vs. Joe Hughes For Euro Belt on December 2 Kal Yafai Aims To Make Statement, Land on Next Superfly Card Weekend Review: Murata, Machado, Gassiev, Burnett, More Stiverne: Wilder is Scared of Me, I Ate His Punches Like Breakfast! Sanchez: Canelo Facing GGG’s Leftovers Would Be Sad For Boxing Hearn on Burnett's Options: Butler, Tete, McDonnell-Solis Winner Lucian Bute Mulling Over Decision - Ring Return or Retirement Corcoran: Pacquiao Did Not Do Enough, Horn Deserved To Win Helenius: I'll Knock Dillian Whyte Out, He Will Never Reach Wilder! Pacquiao Has Bad News - Horn Rematch Secured By Brisbane Photos: Jeff Horn, Gary Corcoran - Go Face To Face in Brisbane Adonis Stevenson-Eleider Alvarez May Land on January 26 or 27 Povetkin vs. Hammer Close To Done, To Be WBO Eliminator? Murat Gassiev May Be Abel Sanchez's Latest Masterpiece Team Horn Warn Thurman: Shut Mouth or Suffer Pacquiao's Fate! Dmitry Bivol Salivates Over Expected Gassiev vs. Dorticos Clash CompuBox: Fox Landed '52' Punches in 12 Rounds With Andrade Stiverne: I Guarantee That I'll Beat Deontay Wilder in Rematch! CompuBox: Murata Lands a Big 56.5% of Power Shots on N'Dam Felix Verdejo Ring Return Targeted For January, Says Manager Promoter: I Want To Match Andrade Against Elite at 160 - ASAP! Schaefer: If U.S. Networks Aren't Interested in WBSS, So Be It Dorticos: All Gassiev Did Was Beat 'Old' Opponent in Wlodarczyk Photos: Ryota Murata Gets Revenge, Stops Hassan N'Dam Denis Lebedev: I Think Yunier Dorticos Will Beat Murat Gassiev Maliek, Mikhail and Michael Jr. Montgomery Get KO Wins Juho Haapoja Loses EU Title, Announces His Retirement Jezreel Corrales: I Was Winning on All 3 Cards, I Want a Rematch! Demetrius Andrade Vacates WBA Belt - Focused on Murata, GGG Ryota Murata: I'll Try My Best To Beat Gennady Golovkin! Photos: Alberto Machado Bombs Jezreel Corrales For WBA Title Dorticos: I Want To Destroy Gassiev, He Will Face a Real Man! Photos: Murat Gassiev, Yunier Dorticos - Go Face To Face! Schaefer: I Learned From The Mistakes of The Super Six Tourney Anthony Joshua: I Asked For Dillian Whyte After Pulev Withdrew Murata Dominant in Rematch, Makes N’Dam Quit After 7th Round
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement