Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. in negotiations for May 2017
According to reports, negotiations are ongoing for a May 6th match-up between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., expected to play out on HBO Pay-Per-View. The 2017 ‘Cinco De Mayo’ weekend showdown will likely take place at a catch-weight somewhere around 165 lbs.
Chavez Jr. is returned to the ring in early December and scored a ten round unanimous decision over Dominik Britsch in Monterrey MX.
Canelo is coming off a ninth round KO of Liam Smith in September where he claimed the WBO super welterweight title.