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."