News | Feb 22 2017

Canelo Alvarez discusses fighting at higher weight ahead of ‘rivalry’ with Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr

Canelo Alvarez admits there is a 'rivalry' with compatriot Chavez Jr
Canelo Alvarez
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CANELO ALVAREZ insists there will be noticeable differences in him when he meets Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr in a 12-round catchweight fight in Las Vegas on May 6.

The all-Mexican clash is set at a 164.5lb weight – the highest Canelo will have fought at in his career to date. Though he previously held the WBC middleweight title, he only fought for it at catchweights of 155lbs.

Alvarez, a three-time super-welterweight champion, is preparing himself for the move in weight but also for the chance to face a man he has long been linked to.

 

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