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 Last update:  11/20/2011       Read more by David Rosenberg         
   
De La Hoya Rejects Canelo-Chavez Without 156 Weight
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By David "Los Gatos" Rosenberg

Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya has rejected a possible super-fight between Mexican superstars Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. - unless his promotional rival Top Rank agrees to a catch-weight of "156-pounds." De La Hoya, pressed with questions from reporters, stated he'll make the fight "only at 156."

Top Rank has interest in the fight, with a proposed catch-weight of 158-pounds. Chavez, the WBC middleweight champion, retained his title on Saturday night in Houston, Texas with a fifth round stoppage of Peter Manfredo. Alvarez returns on November 26th in Mexico, defending his WBC junior middleweight title against former champion Kermit Cintron.

There are serious doubts on whether or not Chavez can even make 158, but 156 seems impossible.

Tags: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr , Saul Alvarez , Oscar De La Hoya , Alvarez-Chavez , Alvarez vs Chavez


 

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comment by megadeth, on 11-20-2011
Let this be a lesson to Chavez. That's what happens when you look like a world beater in your last fight. If you want guys coming out of the woodwork (FLOYD) begging for a fight, you have to take a tip from Pac and purposely look less than stellar like he did against Marquez. Then you don't have ...

comment by budfr, on 11-20-2011
[QUOTE=JibbaJabber]the 2 bums.. smh neither one of them would beat Lara.. damn chavez why don't you fight the bum martinez.. at least he is in your weight class..[/QUOTE] You are an ignorant. Calling Alvarez, Chavez and Martinez bums. They have more guts than Mayweather, fool. Martinez is the ...

comment by flint, on 11-20-2011
arum wants to weight gain canelo. he know that everybody in the top 10 at 160 will kill chavez so arum is putting him in there with little fighters.

comment by kiaba360, on 11-20-2011
Canelo should just go to 160 and take Jr's belt, **** all the politics, they just wanna weight-drain him, DLH is a ***** but he ain't THAT stupid lol

comment by Check_hooks, on 11-20-2011
Who cares what de la hoya thinks? He takes it up the ass for crying out loud.

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