News | Dec 16 2016

Canelo Alvarez in talks for Mexican superfight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr in May

Canelo Alvarez could fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr in May
Canelo Alvarez
canelo alvarez 6  |  Stacey Verbeek

CANELO ALVAREZ and Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr are in talks over a potential catchweight fight on Cinco de Mayo weekend next year, it has been reported.

Both sides have told ESPN that they have been in talks for a few weeks over a May 6 meeting at some sort of catchweight above 160lbs.

Chavez ended an extended hiatus from the sport at the weekend by outpointing Dominik Britsch over 10 rounds, weighing in at 168lbs for the contest. Canelo currently holds the WBO world super-welterweight title and has never fought above 155lbs, a catchweight he boxed at to win the WBC middleweight title.