Canelo Chavez Set for May 6
Mexico's Saul "Canelo' Álvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) will take on former WBC World Middleweight Champion Julio César Chávez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) on Cinco de Mayo weekend, Saturday, May 6 live on HBO Pay per view in a scheduled 12-round bout at a 164.5 pounds catch weight.
"I'm excited to announce my fight against Julio César Chávez, Jr. and confirm that I will be prepared, like I've been throughout my career, to give a great fight," Canelo said "I want to remind you that when two Mexican fighters face-off, a spectacular show is guaranteed, and I can assure you that May 6 will be no exception especially during the Cinco de Mayo festivities." Canelo added.
"Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day in September are important dates for us Mexicans, and I'm expecting a great night for boxing and the whole world," Canelo continued. "Don't miss this special event live on HBO Pay-Per-View®. We'll soon be announcing where the fight will be held."
"I dedicate this fight to Mexico," said Julio César Chávez, Jr. "I'm going to win, but my country will too because this is the fight that boxing needs."
"Boxing has been searching for a fight to draw the casual fan back to our sport, and Canelo versus Chávez, Jr. is just that fight," said Oscar De La Hoya, CEO and Chairman of Golden Boy Promotions. "Canelo, the biggest star boxing, will take on not only a former world champion in Julio César Chávez, Jr., but the son of the biggest star in the history of boxing in Mexico. Add in 98 victories and 66 knockouts between these two superstars along with a Cinco de Mayo fight date, and you have a can't-miss battle."
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