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 Last update:  9/27/2011       Read more by Jose Luis Camarillo         
   
Chavez Jr. To Canelo: Why Can't You Fight Me at 160?
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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."

Tags: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr , Saul Alvarez , Alvarez-Chavez , Alvarez vs Chavez


 

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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 they made it in Mexico selling out a soccer stadium that fits 100,000+ he'll I'd buy...

comment by EdMon917, on 09-27-2011
[QUOTE=AHUEVO]JR. you fat pig. Quit your crying and shed the extra few pounds if you want the fight. Canelo makes more money than you, puts more seats in venues and is more skilled. Frankly, it appears Bob Arum has no other way out for Jr. so is trying to make the most money he possibility ca...

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 the guy right now.

comment by LarryXXX, on 09-27-2011
yea fight him at 160 and take his paper belt...

**** Jr. and Canelo
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 r also ****ing stupid.

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