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.....

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (50)
Top Headlines Parker: Joshua Disrespected Press From New Zealand, Samoa Photos: Tyron Zeuge, Isaac Ekpo Ready For Rematch Clash Whyte: This is My Time To Shine, Browne is Good Name To Beat Saunders To Sanchez: Golovkin is My Backup Plan, I'm Not Yours! Parker: I Just Want To Get in There and Bash Anthony Joshua! Mikey Garcia to Keep IBF 140-Pound Title, Baranchyk Bout Ordered Michael Conlan Added To Lomachenko vs. Linares at MSG Photos: Joseph Parker Putting in Work For Anthony Joshua Clash Giyasov, Akhmadaliev, Ahmedov Back on April 21 Holyfield Card Photos: Buglioni-Johnson, Ritson-Cardle, Chisora - Weigh-In Photos: Dillian Whyte, Lucas Browne - Ready For War in London Trainer Expects Career Best Performance From Gervonta Davis Espinoza Explains Making Lara-Hurd Over Lara-Charlo, Hurd-Charlo Sanchez Not Worried if Canelo Falls Out, Saunders is Backup Frank Warren on Billy Joe Saunders' Injury, Frampton-Donaire Liam: When I Beat Ali For WBO Belt - Khan, Brook Will Want Me Life on The Road - Do You Get a Fair Shake? Hearn Dares Team Parker: Make Your Claims To Joshua's Face! Parker Feels Boost From Deontay Wilder's Encouraging Words Avni Yildirm Arrives To Help Canelo Prepare For Golovkin Jeff Horn Helping Hogan Prepare For WBO Eliminator With Kelly Video: Hearn on Dana White Aiming To Sign Anthony Joshua Floyd Mayweather in MMA - Not Betting Against It Sanchez Questions 'Meat' - Says Golovkin Wants To Punish Canelo Ryan Garcia To Return on Canelo-Golovkin Card After KO Win Jose Ramirez Must Fight Regis Prograis, Says WBC Prez Team Estrada Hope To Get Sor Rungvisai Rematch in The Fall NSAC On Golovkin's Claims: No Favoritism For Canelo in Vegas Jerwin Ancajas vs. Jonas Sultan May Land in Bay Area or LA Ruben Villa, LaRon Mitchell Return To Action on April 14 Erislandy Lara: If Hurd Gets Reckless, He'll Get Knocked Out! Michael Grant vs. Michael Sprott Set Down For MBS Arena Max Ornelas vs. Tony Lopez on April 20 in Vegas, BeIN Sports Paul Spadafora Pleads Guilty To Resisting Arrest, Simple Assault Magdaleno vs. Dogboe Event Set, Undercard Details Revealed Pedraza Targets Lozada Revenge Clash, Arum Likes The Fight Haye Admits: I Thought There Was No Way Bellew Could Win Golovkin To Present Trophy at $1 million Santa Anita Derby Joshua: Hopefully I Can Get Parker Out of There Between 6 and 8 Canelo Vows To Kick Golovkin's 'F***ing Ass' For PED Comments

Latest Active Forum Threads