Boxing on hot streak ahead of Canelo-Chavez Jr. showdown

Boxing on hot streak ahead of Canelo-Chavez Jr. showdown

Boxing on hot streak ahead of Canelo-Chavez Jr. showdown

If it is true that he has indeed trained hard for this fight and with his superior size and height advantage over Alvarez, he may just pull off the upset Saturday night as many boxing experts have predicted.

Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. You get a fighter like Gennady Golovkin or Canelo, who both have been matched softly for years and years.

That was the night Chavez lost his WBC middleweight belt to Sergio Martinez along with his hunger for the sport. Retiring after nine rounds against Andrzej Fonfara in April 2015 at StubHub Center was quite another.

Alvarez is the odds-on favourote across the board and just a shade over evens in places to win by decision or inside the distance so not too much value there.

His camp showed an early Friday morning video in which Chavez was said to have shed the final ounces while shadow boxing. "He had me doing certain training and I did it. It's for honor, for pride, and it's very important to me". He goofed around when his father, Mexican icon Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., tried to give him pointers while watching film. "I hope someday soon to expand my role in Boxing on different levels".

There's an argument that Beristain's smarts and world class experience in the corner can make up for what Chavez never learned as a teenager. While using good movement and boxing skill, he must make Canelo respect his power. Chavez Jr. looked lean and haggard, and controversy was put to rest when he weighed-in at, like Alvarez, 164 pounds. Chavez Jr. has been known for not making the contracted weight in the past fights and so that clause was added to this contract when this fight was signed.

We saw that Canelo's promoters at Golden Boy wanted to make sure the cherry-pick of Chavez Jr. wouldn't backfire on them, as they made sure that there was strength draining catchweight of 164 ½ pounds inserted into the contract for the fight along with a $1 million per pound weight penalty for the fight. "If he loses, there is no Golovkin fight".

When asked if we are we ever going to see him fight Conor McGregor, Mayweather said: "Only thing I can do is have patience like I did before". I think that's the difference in the fight. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has a stunning record of 50-2-1, and is five years older than Alvarez. As Chavez should be. "You can't stop everything, but we feel comfortable we'll stop majority". 'It can be a big boost to my career if I can win this fight'.

I would encourage him to take advantage of this when Canelo is resting during rounds which he sometimes likes to do.

'He's a good fighter, but I've been taking care of my conditioning and training.

Alvarez was a 6½-1 favorite to defeat Chavez at MGM Grand's sports book Wednesday.

All of Mexico will be focused on Las Vegas as Alvarez tries to validate his standing as the best Mexican fighter of this era by beating the son of Mexico's all-time best fighter.

"I'm very happy that he made weight because that means he worked hard", Alvarez said. "Obviously we're going to show it inside the ring", said Chavez Jr. "It's nearly like he's a little kid". "Chop on that thing long enough, it's going to fall", said Chavez's assistant manager, Sean Gibbons. Both sides blamed one another for the fight falling through.

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