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Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to fight on May 6 in Las Vegas

Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

Saul Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

Canelo vs. Chavez fight is on! Two of most popular active boxers in Mexico, Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will square off in a long-anticipated boxing match on May 6, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The scheduled 12-round super-fight, which will headline an HBO PPV card on the Mexican holiday weekend of Cinco de Mayo – a traditional weekend for major Mexican fights.

Seats for the Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. are incredible selling so hot in leading ticketing outlets. As of writing, Canelo-Chavez tickets are almost sold-out and fans are highly suggested to buy early for this big boxing event.

Canelo Alvarez, the former middleweight world champion, and Chavez, who also once held a world title at 160 pounds, will meet at a catchweight of 164.5 pounds.

The Canelo vs. Chavez Jr fight is perceived a ‘business fight’ by many fans rather than a match involved for sporting purposes. Indeed, Canelo (48-1-1, 34 KOs) is moving up 2 divisions to face Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) at a catch-weight of 164 ½ pounds in the super middleweight division.

The undercard of the Canelo-Chavez Jr. is pretty sparse right now with former light welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) fighting Emanuel Taylor (20-4, 14 Kos) being the only other fight on the PPV side. Matthysse-Taylor is not really a PPV worthy fight. Taylor has been getting beaten a lot lately, and Matthysse is coming off of a 10th round knockout loss to Viktor Postol over a year ago.

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