emfizz.com June 29, 2017

The Source Sports Was Able To Talk Boxing With Canelo Alvarez

20 April 2017, 10:04 | Andy Ferguson

Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya was in attendance at the open workout

Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya was in attendance at the open workout

The fight, announced in January, has sold out the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, for May 6th and has drummed up enough interest to also sell out a number of closed circuit venues in Sin City as well prompting Golden Boy Promotions, Alvarez's promoter, to distribute the HBO Pay-Per-View event on movie screens across the country.

This Canelo vs Chavez Jr documentary before the fight sums up what it means to both guys excellently. Golden Boy wants to showcase the former IBF middleweight champion to generate buzz for a possible showdown with Canelo.

In Mexico, Chavez's sparring partner Marco Reyes passed word to his veteran promoter Don Chargin that Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KOs) has transformed under new trainer Nacho Beristain.

"[Reyes] says [Chavez] looks fantastic. He says Chavez is down [close to] the weight already, that his body looks completely different, that he's working very hard", Chargin said. The 26-year-old Mexican superstar is ranked as the #1 pound-for-pound fighter by BoxRec and the #8 overall fighter according to Ring Magazine.

Alvarez didn't express any sign of distress at the report.

"Well, after what I do May 6th, I'm gonna put myself in a position where everybody's gonna wanna see Canelo-Lemieux", Lemieux said during a conference call earlier this week. "And so the public can get a great fight". I'm ready for anything.

United won't use police to remove passengers
In a separate statement , the Chicago Police Department said Dao had acted "irate" and "fell" in the process, resulting in injury. The Rainbow Push Coalition will be protesting outside United Airlines terminals in 25 cities throughout the weekend.

Julia Roberts named People's Most Beautiful Woman for record fifth time
On a related note, "F.R.I.E.N.D.S" fame Jennifer Aniston was last year's most lovely woman for the magazine. People's 28th annual "World's Most Beautiful" double-issue will be on newsstands Friday.

Vettel victories could force a Mercedes rethink
Hamilton, who incurred a five-second penalty for an infringement in the pit lane, said: It's been a challenging weekend. However, as his later sets of tyres were pressured correctly, Bottas is unsure why the rest of his race was so hard .

Canelo appears to be a slight favorite starting out but make no mistake, this is a 50/50 fight.

Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Alvarez, said Chavez's commitment to conditioning makes the buildup to May 6 "nerve-racking", since De La Hoya said he's planned to restart negotiations with Gennady Golovkin's promoter May 7 for a September mega-fight. "We are fully confident that Canelo will prevail in his appeal and be cleared - just as Golden Boy was - forcing All Star Boxing to scramble for relevance in some other way". Golovkin noted as much to reporters, saying he expects Chavez to go two or maybe three rounds before he's too weak to pose much of a threat.

"I'm excited for May 6 because we've never seen a fight that's tiresome or boring with two Mexican fighters". Golovkin is brute strength. "So fights like this help Canelo". He's durable. He can take a punch.

"At this weight I am not going to lose power", Alvarez stated before he began a light workout of shadowboxing, mitt work, some heavy bag and stretching. Chavez Jr. hasn't seemed too interested in boxing since losing his title bout against Martinez but whoever wins this fight will be highly celebrated in Mexico and considered the greatest active Mexican boxer.

"These types of fights bring out the best in you", De La Hoya said. When looking to place a bet, check out the SBR rating guide of best betting sites for a list of reputable sportsbooks, then take a gander at the odds for this bout; at press time, Canelo is favored as high as -800 on the moneyline, while Chavez is available at +565.

Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. is a 12-round fight presented by Golden BoyPromotions and sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Adriana's Insurance and Interjet. That's going to be interesting to see how that pans out in the ring.

Other News

Trending Now

QUALCOMM Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (QCOM)
Mizuho restated a buy rating and issued a $75.00 price target on shares of QUALCOMM in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI's holdings in QUALCOMM were worth $14,517,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Redknapp named as new Birmingham boss
I got home and my wife said: 'Are you mad?'" "It is not that I like quitting, but Birmingham deserves better". He said: "I could easily have said goodbye to it all but I love it".

James Harden, Russell Westbrook done talking about who's MVP
However, the OKC Thunder have been playing the cards that have been dealt to them all season and this series will be no exception. The Thunder shot the three-pointer (32.7 percent) worse than every team in the National Basketball Association this season.

Iran foreign minister says United States must meet own obligations for nuclear deal
The disagreement between Obama and Netanyahu over the deal had strained US-Israel ties and Obama-Netanyahu relationship. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had criticised the deal.

Local state lawmakers, school officials differ on gun bill
Shira Goodman, Executive Director of CeaseFire PA, said the bill does not guarantee a gun could not get in the hands of a student. He said his bill is similar to laws already on the books in Georgia and SC .

Bihar topper scam: SC refuses to grant relief to Bachha Rai
The Nitish Kumar government had moved the Supreme Court against this order and sought cancellation of Rai's conditional bail. The Supreme Court has on Thursday refused to grant any relief to Bihar Board toppers' scam main accused Bachha Rai.

Long-Wheelbase Acura TLX-L Prototype Debuts in Shanghai
This is definitely good partnership which will largely benefit both Chinese consumers and the company at the same time. Previewed as in near-production concept form at the Shanghai Auto Show this week is the Acura TLX-L prototype.

Teen Who Disappeared After Prom Faces Criminal Charge
The driver lost control of his auto and rolled over an embankment on Sunnyside Bench Road near the Clearwater County line. The Spokesman-Review reports 17-year-old Kristian Perez died at a Lewiston hospital after a crash Wednesday afternoon.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen: All expectation on Lions
Gregor, in my opinion , was right not to go because he's taking the Scottish team for the first time. Dylan has been a tremendous leader for England in the last period of time and playing well ".

Pence warns North Korea: "The sword stands ready"
The Abe administration has maintained it is pursuing a combination of "dialogue and pressure" in dealing with North Korea. North Korea "answered our overtures with wilful deception, broken promises and nuclear and missile tests", he said.