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Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán or Saúl Álvarez or “Canelo” Álvarez, The Mexican professional boxer will face another Mexican professional boxer Julio César Chávez Carrasco or Julio César Chávez Jr. this Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Saul Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez faces compatriot and fierce rival Julio Cesar Chavez Jr this weekend in a fight being billed as the ‘Battle for Mexico‘. They will meet at a catchweight of 164.5lbs, with each fighter risking a fine of $1million (£773,400) for every pound over the limit they come in at. From TV details to betting tips, Sportsmail tells you everything you need to know ahead of the showdown in Las Vegas.
‘The Battle for Mexico’, which coincides with the Mexican holiday weekend Cinco de Mayo, will take place at the 20,000-capacity T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, this Saturday, May 6.
The show will start place at around 9pm local time (2am UK time), with the main expected to start around 4am UK time. For fans in the UK, the fight will be shown on BoxNation and BT Sport, while US fight fans can watch the bout on HBO, with pay-per-view prices starting at $59.95.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez
The darling of Mexico and fight fans worldwide, ‘Canelo’ is arguably the biggest star in world boxing. Having turned professional at the age of just 15, the 26-year-old has gone on to win world titles at both super welterweight and middleweight.
The only loss he has suffered in a 50-fight, 12-year career, came in 2013 when he was outpointed by the undefeated Floyd Mayweather. He heads into the fight with his compatriot, Chavez Jr, on the back of two knockout wins over British opponents. He laid out Amir Khan in May 2016 before stopping Liam Smith last September to cement his place as one of the most feared fighters on the planet.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Despite boasting an impressive record of 50 wins from 53 fights, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr continues to live in the shadow of his father and namesake. Chavez Sr is Mexico’s finest ever fighter, having won world titles in three weight-classes during a remarkable 115-fight career.
His son is a former world champion in his own right, having captured the WBC middleweight title in 2011. But critics argue he has been protected and favoured by the authorities during his 14-year pro career. His first taste of defeat came in a long-awaited clash with the brilliant Sergio Martinez — who many considered to be the true WBC king — in Las Vegas in 2012.
Junior’s career has been marred by weight issues and ill-discipline. As well as missing the super-middleweight limit on several occasions, he was fined and suspended after failing a drugs test in 2013. But he will have the size advantage on Saturday and possesses real knockout power, having won 32 fights by stoppage.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. have a tough act to follow Saturday night.
Some are dubbing the Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. fight as boxing’s “Mexican Super Bowl.” Canelo, the former junior middleweight and middleweight champion, squares off against Chavez Jr., his long-time rival and former middleweight champion, in a catchweight bout of 164.5 pounds from the sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Canelo (48-1-1, 34 KOs) is currently boxing’s No. 1 attraction. He’s coming off a ninth-round TKO victory over Liam Smith in September. After the victory, many were hoping for the highly anticipated dream fight between he and unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, but the Mexican star opted for the bout against Chavez.
Chavez, 31, (50-2-1, 32 KOs) has had an up-and-down career but finally appears to have everything together. He took a 17-month hiatus between fights and returned with a vengeance back in December, defeating Dominik Britsch by unanimous decision.
A fight between Canelo and Chavez Jr. was proposed in late 2011 and into early 2012. Both sides blamed one another for the fight falling through.
Canelo would fight Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto and Amir Khan. Chavez lost his middleweight title to Sergio Martinez in a fight he admittedly didn’t take seriously. His career went into a tailspin as his issues of missing weight continued and his drive was questioned.
Due to Chavez’s issues in the past of missing weight, a clause was inserted into the contract that Chavez will be fined $1 million per pound over the 164.5-pound limit. Canelo signed the same clause.
The animosity between the two is authentic. Canelo feels Chavez is lazy and has gotten by solely on his name, while Chavez feels Alvarez is ducking Golovkin. Chavez also doesn’t like the fact Canelo has seemingly replaced his father as the biggest name in Mexican boxing.
Saturday night, we’ll find out who is the biggest name in Mexican boxing.
Here is what you need to know about Canelo vs. Chavez Jr.
All times are Eastern.
Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. date, fight time
The long-awaited Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. fight is set for Saturday, May 6, and the pay-per-view broadcast begins at 9 p.m. ET. Alvarez and Chavez Jr. are expected to enter the ring at about 11:30 p.m.
Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. PPV price, channel
Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. will air on HBO pay-per-view at 9 p.m. and will cost $69.99 for HD. For more information on how to order Canelo vs. Chavez Jr., ask your TV provider.
Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. live streaming price
You can also stream the Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. fight live online at www.canelo-chavez.com for $69.99 and also HERE@ https://www.livestream-gamestv.com/
Full Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. fight card
— Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs); Super Middleweights (164.5 pound catchweight)
— David Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs) vs. Marcos Reyes (35-4, 26 KOs); Middleweights
— Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) vs. Emmanuel Taylor (20-4, 14 KOs); Welterweights
— Joseph Diaz Jr. (23-0, 13 KOs) vs. Manuel “Tino” Avila (22-0, 8 KOs); Featherweights
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