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Chavez Jr. To Canelo: Why Can't You Fight Me at 160?

By Jose Luis Camarillo, notifight.com

WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is questioning why Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, the WBC's champion at 154, is unable to face him at the middleweight limit of 160. Their respective promoters, Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions, are very interested in making the fight for early 2012.

The biggest crucial factor in making the fight is not the money, or the location, but the agreed upon weight. Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum would like to see the fight at 158-pounds, while Alvarez's promoter Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy would like to see the fight take place at 156.

Chavez is not sure why Canelo is unable to face him at 160-pounds. He points out that Canelo weighed, by the time he entered the ring on September 17, at 168-pounds for his title defense with Alfonso Gomez.

"Canelo weighed 168-pounds on the day of his fight with Gomez. Why can't he go to 160 and give up 8 pounds? If you want to give excuses, there are many," Chavez said.

Edison Reynoso, the manager of Canelo, feels Chavez is getting too far ahead of himself, and said - "Chavez Jr. is just one [of the names] on the list. Canelo is not looking. He's just listening to offers."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by manuntd10 on 09-28-2011

I don't know why everyone is talking about these 2 fighters actually facing each other in a fight when we all know Jose sulaiman DLH and everyone else are not gonna let them fight. Sure it's a blockbuster deal if…

Comment by EdMon917 on 09-27-2011

[QUOTE=AHUEVO;11218406][B]JR. you fat pig. Quit your crying and shed the extra few pounds if you want the fight.[/B] Canelo makes more money than you, puts more seats in venues and is more skilled. Frankly, it appears Bob Arum has no…

Comment by Ringlife on 09-27-2011

158 or no deal Canelo is the star here not you he's got Mexico and all the mexicans in the states and he didn't need his dad to get him the fame.I do like Chavez Jr to but Canelo is…

Comment by larry x.. on 09-27-2011

yea fight him at 160 and take his paper belt...

Comment by jmqc19 on 09-27-2011

They are both little *****es, so following Jr's logic if he weighted over 180 for the zbik fight, why isn't he fighting kessler or ward or froch or bernard, pascal, etc Both of these guy are such ****ing *******. They…

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