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Canelo Chavez New York Press Conference

Mexican superstars Saul "Canelo" Álvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) and former WBC World Middleweight Champion Julio César Chávez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) today hosted a press conference in New York City, the second stop on their four-city press tour. Canelo and Chávez, Jr. will meet on Cinco de Mayo weekend, Saturday, May 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per VIEW

CANELO ÁLVAREZ, Former Two-Division World Champion:

"Every time I come to NYC, the fans show me a lot of love. Thank you for that. I want to tell everyone that I am going to prepare 100 percent for this fight and train well. This is going to be a very hard fight, a difficult fight because it will be at a new weight. You are going to see a great fight on May 6."

JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ, JR., Former WBC World Middleweight Champion:

"Thank you to Golden Boy Promotions and Canelo for this opportunity. I will see you May 6 in Las Vegas."

OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions:

"You have the biggest star in boxing today with Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez and then you have Julio César Chávez, Jr., the son of one of Mexico's greatest fighters ever. We took a poll and there is a 99.9 percent chance this fight will end in a knock out. That's what fans want to see, that's why we made this fight, for the fans."

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