Weight issues aside, Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. ready for tough fight
How much would Alvarez, who has been boxing at 154 and 155 pounds, be willing to go up in weight? And how much would Chavez, who has been fighting between 168 and 172 in recent years (and struggling badly to make it), be willing to come down?
They finally settled on a catchweight of 164.5 pounds, with significant financial penalties if either misses weight, for their 12-round fight on May 6 (HBO PPV, 9 p.m. ET) — Cinco de Mayo weekend — at the T-Mobile Center in Las Vegas.
So on Monday, when the fighters and their teams kicked off a four-city, two-country media tour/fan fest to promote the bout, thousands of fans and hundreds of media showed up for the kickoff event in Mexico City. Naturally, the weight issue was a hot topic of discussion, as was the meaning of the fight to Mexican fans.
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Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Where: T-Mobile Center in Las Vegas When: Saturday, May 6 TV: HBO PPV, 9 p.m. ET
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