Porter Thinks Chavez Won't Be an Easy Fight For Canelo

By Ryan Burton

On May 6th WBO super welterweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will move up 10.5 pounds in weight to face former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at the T-Mobile Arena in La Vegas. The fight will headline a HBO distributed pay-per-view card.

Canelo last fought at 154-pounds, when he knocked out Liam Smith last September in Texas to capture the WBO belt. The Mexican star has never fought any higher than 155-pounds, even when he was competing as the middleweight champion.

In recent years, Chavez Jr. has fought between 170-172 pounds but did tip the scales at 167.8 pounds in his most recent fight in December when he outpointed Dominik Britsch in Mexico. It was the lightest Chavez has weighed in several years.

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Former welterweight champion Shawn Porter is very interested in seeing how the fight plays out.

Alvarez, like Chavez, is usually the bigger man in the ring. Porter is very intrigued by the fact that Canelo will be significantly smaller than Chavez come fight night.

"I am curious to see what is going to happen. Chavez is a big kid. I think we have all heard about his training or lack there of, and how he prepares for fights but I think Canelo is going to have some work on his hands at least for the first part of the fight. Chavez is a big boy," Porter told

For this training camp, Chavez Jr. retained the services of Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain, who is best known for his work with four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez.

Chavez is also working with well known strength and conditioning coach Angel "Memo" Heredia. He feels confident of making the catch-weight of 164.5, which will be his lowest weight since competing as the middleweight champion in 2012.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by icha on 04-03-2017

[QUOTE=mathed;17552193]The diva will look like a horse jockey compared to that giant when they are in the ring. Chumpez will be using the jab and the cement footed diva will be at a distance to allow his opponent to pummel…

Comment by CLUBBER! on 04-03-2017

[QUOTE=kushking;17545931]Chavez jr is training with memo heroidia but of course according to golovtards hes going to take a dive,& of course your basing it off proof,youd never assume imbecilic bs for no reason out of hate for canelo. Isnt it…

Comment by Chadlio24 on 03-30-2017

[QUOTE=Shadoww702;17552129]As much as I want to try and dispute anything you said???I can't??? You got me cornered??? I know when I've been beat![/QUOTE] Lolol, holy sh1t... We might be the only 2 commenter's on here who could actually say that!!!

Comment by TonyGe on 03-29-2017

[QUOTE=goldenbear;17545643]Everyone Heredia trains like Macki Shilstone comes in excellent condition for fights. Chavez has an iron chin and I discount Fonfara fight because he had no business in there with a guy that big and powerful. Nacho is focusing on…

Comment by mathed on 03-29-2017

[QUOTE=kushking;17546708]Jacobs is the best current middleweight skillwise & charlo is 2nd best even if hes yet to fight at mw,if canelo goes to mw hed be no4 unless he destroys jr then hell go up. Mw is riddled with bums.…

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