News | Apr 20 2017

Canelo Alvarez slams Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

'Chavez Jr has gotten to this point because of his name,' declares Canelo Alvarez
Canelo Alvarez
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CANELO ALVAREZ has lambasted his Mexican rival Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Canelo rose from a teenage professional to the summit of the sport. Chavez in contrast was already the son of a legend. Their hostility is getting personal.

Speaking at a media workout, Canelo said, “Chavez, Jr. has gotten to this point because of his name; he lacks the discipline to be the best. He has had so many highs and lows in his career. I hope that he gets his act together and that we get the best Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. in the ring on May 6. That is going to make the fight all the more action packed inside the ring. I don’t want any excuses.”

Moving up to their agreed catchweight, 164½ lbs, for the first time, Canelo commented on his training camp, “We have prepared very well for this fight. I feel fast and strong, and not having to drop so much weight will benefit me come fight night.”


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