Canelo Alvarez to Fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in May

Canelo Alvarez
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The Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin fight isn’t expected until the fall, so in the meantime, Canelo has set his next fight… May 6 against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

The fight will headline an HBO PPV card on the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo — a traditional weekend for a major Mexican fight.

The two boxersΒ will meet at a catch weight of 164.5 pounds, which apparently was a major point during negotiation.

Canelo has has never boxed above 155 pounds, while Chavez has weighed in at 167.5 or heavier for his past five fights, dating to 2013.

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