Memo Expects Canelo To Be HEAVIER Than Chavez on Fight Night

By Miguel Rivera

Angel "Memo" Heredia, the strength and conditioning coach of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., is aiming to have his boxer arrive to next month's fight at 182-pounds once he steps in the ring - and he believes opponent Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will be at last 185-pounds.

Chavez Jr. vs. Canelo takes place on May 6th, Cinco De Mayo weekend, from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The contest takes place at 164.5-pounds. Canelo has never fought beyond 155-pounds, while Chavez Jr. has weighed that low since his days as the middleweight champion in 2012.

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Memo does not want Chavez Jr. to be too heavy on the night of the fight, so the 'Son of a Legend' retains his speed.

"We have talked a lot about that with Julio Cesar (Chavez) and there is a coincidence that when he is about 184 to 185 pounds he moves very well," said Heredia said to ESPN Deportes. "Once he is over that weight, is where he has more power and mobility. We will target a weight close to that to make him feel comfortable."

"We all know that 164.5 (the limit required on the scale) is not their weight and although my boxers usually rise about fifteen pounds, that will not be the case (in this fight). The intention is to target, at the time of the fight, for Chavez to arrive at 181-182-pounds - neither too heavy nor too light, with the idea that he has power and maintains speed.

"He is fulfilling the preparation itinerary with great desire, with commendable discipline and submitting to a balanced diet that is giving great results. Beyond all the stress that that demand provokes, he's already at 174-175 pounds and we'll get to Las Vegas below 170 pounds. Chavez has taken this very seriously and respecting the orders of both myself, his father, and Don Nacho Beristain."

In the case of Canelo Álvarez, Heredia said that although he is small in stature, in each fight he usually rehydrates between 20 and 25 pounds, which is presumably going to be repeated in this fight.

"I do not doubt that at the time of fight, Canelo will be above 185 pounds," predicted Heredia.

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