Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

The Official online PPV of Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. will be live streamed through the fight promoter Golden Boy Promotions on May 6, 2017 at 6PM PT for more information.

The bout is scheduled at a catchweight of 164.5lbs, however if either fighter misses weight it is understood they will face a hefty million dollar fine per pound that they are over.

In 2009 Chavez Jr. tested positive for Furosemide, which is a diuretic commonly used to help cut weight or used as a masking agent for steroids. Both fighters made the weight comfortably and will step into the ring at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Now that he finally appears to have Mr. Motivation in his corner, Chavez Jr. will need to work his way inside on Alvarez, who leaves a bit to be desired with his jab and his head movement.

At 27, Canelo holds a record of 48-1-1, 34 KOs and is already taken over as boxing's number one draw after Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

The perception is warranted considering that Alvarez opted to vacate his WBC middleweight title rather than face Golovkin past year. That the fight is one of the biggest in the boxing-loving country and coming on a holiday weekend adds to the stakes.

The suggestion is that Freddie Roach was the wrong trainer for Chavez Jr., who came and went on his own accord in a regimen with roadwork that might have included a few late-night laps around a couch in a Vegas condo before a loss to Sergio Martinez.

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Maybe. At its best, what Canelo-Chavez can do is pleasantly surprise fans.

Alvarez knocked out blown-up welterweight Amir Khan with one punch, forced an aging Miguel Cotto to fight at 155 despite it being a middleweight title fight and in his last fight returned to junior middleweight to face Liam Smith for the WBO 154-pound title. You know, he just says a lot of things.

Alvarez declined another invitation Wednesday to further attack Chavez, who has also been disciplined for taking a banned diuretic amid weight issues that left him fighting at light heavyweight. Who will prevail, the younger redheaded Mexican who worked his way up the ranks starting at age 15, or the son of the most beloved boxer in Mexican history who is perceived to have grown up with every advantage?

Leading into the main event, David Lemieux is a massive -5000 favorite on the boxing betting lines in a middleweight fight against Marco Reyes (+1400).

The 31-year-old Chavez is the lesser-skilled of the two Mexican prodigal sons, fighting flat-footed and stiff after years of opposition specifically chosen to make him look like a killer. And if he didn't, he would owe Alvarez $1 million per fraction of a pound that he went over. A victory will get him a sure ticket to a megafight against undefeated Gennady Golovkin. Chavez lacks the scientific pressure that made his father so risky, but he's a big boy with bizarrely good cardio for someone with his aversion to hard work. If (Trump) doesn't want to see it, I think he needs to take economy classes.

Canelo's weigh-in and fight entrance usually features loud chants of "Ca-Nel-O, Ca-Nel-O!" from the crowd but those were nonexistent during these weigh-ins. Will the push to beat up (and not just beat) his national rival leave him vulnerable to fight-ending shots from the biggest, strongest opponent he has ever faced?

However, if Chavez Jr won a snoozer or via a hotly disputed verdict, the demand for such a match-up would be curbed. Throughout the night of May 6, fans will see a range of great action fights from some of our top prospects; to battles of undefeated contenders; to the return of former world champions.

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