Breaking News: Canelo Will Fight Chavez Jr. On May 6th
By: Sean Crose
So claimed Oscar De La Hoya on Twitter minutes ago.
Indeed, Golden Boy Promotions’ Canelo Alvarez, will be facing Julio Caesar Chavez Jr on May 6th in Las Vegas.
Although Canelo may be in his prime and Chavez has largely been seen as one of boxing’s great slackers, this is a big fight that is guaranteed to bring in a lot of attention. For, both men are enormous stars in Mexico. What’s more, both men make for exciting fights. Needless to say, this should be a very entertaining affair.
Is it a great matchup, though? No. Should Canelo be fighting Gennady Golovkin this May instead? Probably (though I think that fight will probably go down in September – provided Canelo and GGG keep on winning fights in the meantime).
Still, it’s hard to argue that Canelo-Chavez Jr won’t be an intriguing affair.
So continues Canelo’s habit of facing big name competition that, by all rights, does not represent the greatest of challenges. Last year it was Amir Khan, this year it’s Chavez Jr.