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    Canelo vs. JCC Jr. in Las Vegas on May 6? Weed Potentially No Barrier

    [img]http://www.thesweetscience.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/julio-cesar-chavez-jr-2.jpg[/img] CHAVEZ JR. vs. CANELO -- It’s no secret that Golden Boy Promotions has been eyeing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (pictured) as the next opponent for their cash cow Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. By all appearances, the all-Mexican showdown, which many speculated was headed to AT&T Stadium in Texas, will instead come to fruition in Las Vegas. At Friday’s meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, a representative of Golden Boy Promotions will formally request the date of May 6, the Saturday of Cinco de Mayo weekend, for an HBO show at the T-Mobile Arena. Requests of this sort are invariably rubber-stamped.

    A former world middleweight titlist and the son of a true boxing legend, the 30-year-old Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KOs) weighed 168 pounds when he returned to the ring after a 17-month hiatus in December, scoring a 10-round unanimous decision over German import Dominik Britsch at Monterrey, Mexico. He will presumably need to shed eight pounds for Canelo (albeit there’s been talk of a 165-pound catchweight) and one surmises that won’t be all that easy. Chavez last competed as a true middleweight in 2012 when he came up short against Argentina’s Sergio Martinez, losing a 12-round unanimous decision.

    Chavez and Martinez met at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. After the bout, Chavez tested positive for marijuana. This didn’t sit well with the Nevada State Athletic Commission which slapped him with a $900,000 fine and a 9-month suspension. This penalty struck many as draconian (after all, marijuana isn’t an athletic-performance-enhancer), but the commission felt justified in coming down hard on Chavez since he was a repeat offender. He had tested positive for furosemide, a diuretic banned in Nevada, after his 2009 fight with Troy Rowland. (Chavez’s attorneys went to court and succeeded in getting the fine reduced to $100,000.)

    Ironically, marijuana talk is also on the docket on Friday’s NYSAC meeting. The commission will consider a proposal to remove it from the list of banned substances. This would be consistent with Nevada’s new marijuana law. In November, the voters approved a measure that legalized the recreational use of marijuana by individuals 21 years of age and over. There are now eight states on the recreational marijuana map -- Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington – plus the District of Columbia.

    It goes without saying that Canelo Alvarez vs. JCC Jr. is not the match that fight fans are thirsting to see. The match with the wow factor pits Canelo (48-1-1, 34 KOs) against Gennady Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs). Alvarez is currently boxing’s biggest PPV star, but he would be chalked the underdog vs. Triple-G.

    In a recent appearance with co-hosts Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman on ESPN’s “First Take,” Alvarez’s promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, promised that GGG-Canelo would transpire before the end of the year, assuming that both win their next bouts. Time will tell.

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    Re: Canelo vs. JCC Jr. in Las Vegas on May 6? Weed Potentially No Barrier

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    [img]http://www.thesweetscience.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/julio-cesar-chavez-jr-2.jpg[/img] CHAVEZ JR. vs. CANELO -- It’s no secret that Golden Boy Promotions has been eyeing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (pictured) as the next opponent for their cash cow Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. By all appearances, the all-Mexican showdown, which many speculated was headed to AT&T Stadium in Texas, will instead come to fruition in Las Vegas. At Friday’s meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, a representative of Golden Boy Promotions will formally request the date of May 6, the Saturday of Cinco de Mayo weekend, for an HBO show at the T-Mobile Arena. Requests of this sort are invariably rubber-stamped.

    A former world middleweight titlist and the son of a true boxing legend, the 30-year-old Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KOs) weighed 168 pounds when he returned to the ring after a 17-month hiatus in December, scoring a 10-round unanimous decision over German import Dominik Britsch at Monterrey, Mexico. He will presumably need to shed eight pounds for Canelo (albeit there’s been talk of a 165-pound catchweight) and one surmises that won’t be all that easy. Chavez last competed as a true middleweight in 2012 when he came up short against Argentina’s Sergio Martinez, losing a 12-round unanimous decision.

    Chavez and Martinez met at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. After the bout, Chavez tested positive for marijuana. This didn’t sit well with the Nevada State Athletic Commission which slapped him with a $900,000 fine and a 9-month suspension. This penalty struck many as draconian (after all, marijuana isn’t an athletic-performance-enhancer), but the commission felt justified in coming down hard on Chavez since he was a repeat offender. He had tested positive for furosemide, a diuretic banned in Nevada, after his 2009 fight with Troy Rowland. (Chavez’s attorneys went to court and succeeded in getting the fine reduced to $100,000.)

    Ironically, marijuana talk is also on the docket on Friday’s NYSAC meeting. The commission will consider a proposal to remove it from the list of banned substances. This would be consistent with Nevada’s new marijuana law. In November, the voters approved a measure that legalized the recreational use of marijuana by individuals 21 years of age and over. There are now eight states on the recreational marijuana map -- Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington – plus the District of Columbia.

    It goes without saying that Canelo Alvarez vs. JCC Jr. is not the match that fight fans are thirsting to see. The match with the wow factor pits Canelo (48-1-1, 34 KOs) against Gennady Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs). Alvarez is currently boxing’s biggest PPV star, but he would be chalked the underdog vs. Triple-G.

    In a recent appearance with co-hosts Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman on ESPN’s “First Take,” Alvarez’s promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, promised that GGG-Canelo would transpire before the end of the year, assuming that both win their next bouts. Time will tell.

    Check out more boxing news on video at The Boxing Channel.
    If this fights get made, things will be looking up for boxing in 2017 and beyond.

    Its not so much about the match either. But the fact that this could open the door to Golden Boy (Canelo) and Haymon (Chavez Jr) working together in the future.

    Anyone notice also that Haymon essentially willing to cash some of his guys out to open some doors? First Molina against Crawford, then Jacobs against Golovkin and now possibly Chavez against Canelo. Its a sign that to me that Haymon realizes that he can't take over boxing and there will always be others involved. Haymon is now mending relationships and essentially cashing out some PBC fighters should the lose to get back in the good graces of other promoters and networks (HBO in particular). Sure, his guys are getting paid (and so will he) but they will be the so called "B" side of the ticket which is unusual for Haymon fighters.

    If the fight materializes, I say a motivated and decently shaped Chavez gives us some good exchange against Canelo. Ultimately, I don't think Chavez's heart is in the sport (see the Fonfara fight) and he wilts mid rounds of an entertaining fight until the end. An unmotivated Chavez could result in the fight playing out like Rios-Alavarado III with Chavez of course playing the role of Alvarado.

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    Obviously this should be for the vacant Ring Magazine cannabisweight championship.

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