By Rene Umanzor
Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya is focused on making a 2015 showdown between Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. But another huge match for Canelo would come against his countryman, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Canelo and Chavez are currently two divisions apart. Chavez fights at 168-pounds and Canelo is a 154-pounder who may go to middleweight in the very near future.
Although Chavez claims he can still make the middleweight limit of 160-pounds, there are very few who believe that he can. Besides the issue of weight, Chavez has been fighting with his promoter, Top Rank, for several months.
"For next year, we are looking for Canelo to face Miguel Cotto, but we would also want to do the fight between Chavez Jr. and Saul. It would be great for boxing. There have already been talks about it, and one possibility is that they do it at 159 pounds," De la Hoya said.
Rene Umanzor covers boxing for The Record.