Saul Alvarez to take on unbeaten Gennady Golovkin

Canelo confirmed the blockbuster middleweight showdown following his unanimous victory over fellow Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.in Las Vegas as he improved to 49-1-1.

Having seen off Chavez in the T-Mobile Arena, Alvarez confirmed that GGG will be his next fight while being interviewed in the ring. The final scores were 120-108, 120-108 and 120-108.

If there was any doubt as to who is the biggest Mexican boxing star before May 6, Canelo Alvarez shattered any remaining doubt.

In response, Golovkin said: "Congratulations". Canelo responded with the ugly response, "Luck is for the mediocre". Chavez Jr.is listed with a money line of +350 to prevail.


Chavez Jr. landed 30 percent of his punches, according to CompuBox, as compared to his 41 percent - best among CompuBox-tracked boxers - entering the fight. It was just bad. Though this is an anticipated fight, the money fight right now for Alvarez would be with Gennady Golovikin, who is unbeaten.

Said Reyes: "He's a great fighter and there's a reason why he's (ranked fourth) in the world".

That appears to be in the past, as the fight the boxing world has clamored for is just over the horizon.

The 164.5 catchweight certainly favors the smaller man, Canelo Alvarez. Chavez again moves it to the ropes, but Canelo punches his way out. Julio Chavez Jr weighs at 164.5lbs while Canelo Alvarez hit the scale at 164.5lbs. It wasn't sporting, but it still brilliant for Golden Bloy to make sure Chavez Jr. was weak enough for Canelo to easily beast him. "I showed as a fighter I could do all things".


A confident Canelo didn't bother to sit in his corner after the seventh round of a fight that wasn't almost as competitive as hoped. "If I would have attacked more, I would have been open for counter punches". Along with height and weight, his level of elite fighters does not rank very high. "I could have kept going more rounds". I wanted to throw more punches, but I would have been countered if I threw the punches.

"The speed and the distance was the key". I didn't feel my power. He looked totally emaciated and in no condition to fight tonight.

Chavez Jr., on the other hand, comes in at 50-2-1 with 32 KOs, but has spent the last five years of his boxing career dealing with drug suspensions and multiple fights where he missed weight. "The difference is this fight will have a lot of action". Chavez hasn't had a knockout win in almost five years, but Canelo is continuing to rack up the knockouts.

In fact, de la Hoya said, the deal was done even before the Chavez fight.


This was the third year in a row that Alvarez has fought around that weekend. This was Canelo's fourth year of him fighting catchweights.


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