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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.....

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