Chavez Jr: De La Hoya's 156 Reply Shows Canelo is Scared!

By Ryan Burton

After his fifth round stoppage of Peter Manfredo, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was bombarded by the media about the likelihood of a potential showdown with fellow Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo"" Alvarez.

"If he's not scared," said a blunt Chavez.

The son of the legend said he would love to face Alvarez but doesn't think that Canelo really wants to fight him. He said that Alvarez's team wants conditions that are unrealistic when it comes to making the fight.

Chavez is the WBC middleweight champion while Alvarez is the junior middleweight champion of the same organization. Alvarez however has fought several of his fights at catch-weight's between the welterweight and junior middleweightlimit and an agreement for a catch-weight against Chavez is the major sticking point in making the fight. 

Alvarez's promoter Oscar De La Hoya has recently said that for the fight to happen Chavez must agree to a 156 pound weight limit which Chavez says is impossible for him to make.

"They want me to fight at 156 pounds. I cannot go down to 156. They make all of these conditions on the fight. If he really wants the fight then let's do a catch-weight that works for us both. To me that shows that he is scared," said Chavez
Chavez went on to say that he thinks Alvarez is a good boxer and that the fight would generate a lot of interest amongst the fans. 

"Between Mexicans there are always good fights. Of course it will be a good fight. He is a good fighter.  If he isn't scared let's do it," said Chavez.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 11-22-2011

What it shows is Jr can't get down to 156...

Comment by Bermuda on 11-21-2011

Hasn't canelo fought like 4 or 5 catchweight fights already?

Comment by lefthook2daliva on 11-21-2011

As long as we're having a hearing in the peanut gallery, I say Jr. needs to vacate his belt and continue perfecting his craft gradually stepping up his competition as he goes. Then once he arrives he'll have arrived for…

Comment by JibbaJabber on 11-21-2011

now my honest opinion both of them are bums.. the promoters will make lots of money because chavez jr has the name.. and alverez has the look.. all he needs to do is learn english.. cash registers ringing.. it's business…

Comment by JibbaJabber on 11-21-2011

[QUOTE=Larryx2011;11455228]and you not fighting Sergio shows you are a b1tch.Canelo isnt in your weight class coward,,fight the true champion in your division[/QUOTE] i feel you but it's about being the mexican cash cow.. then when they go to negotiate futre…

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