Alvarez (48-1-1) meets Chavez Jr (50-2-1) at a catch weight of 164.5 pounds and their are no titles on the line but the match-up pits two of the most established names in boxing fighting for Mexican pride. Alvarez is coming off a 2016 that saw him go 2-0, fighting two British fighters in*Amir Khan and Liam Smith, while Chavez Jr returned to the ring in December of 2016 after a near 18 month layoff.
The fight is scheduled for Mexican Independence Day weekend or "Cinco de Mayo" and is expected to draw a lot of attention south of the border. Both men have crossed over to international stardom and are among the biggest names in boxing over the last decade, but the match-up has been criticized in some circles and it is still an open question as to whether the
The press tour continues on FEB 21st in*New York and then closes out with February 23rd in Houston and February 24th in Los Angeles as GBP begins the publicity for the fight in a big way.
Canelo vs Chavez Jr Mexico Presser
The live stream provided by GBP is scheduled to start at 2PM central time. Check out the raw footage right here at TBC. (expect both Spanish and English language during the presentation)