According to MyTopSportsbooks.com, Canelo is a sizeable favorite. The smaller Alvarez sits at (-850) while Chavez Jr is positioned at (+550) as of January 29.
Although the Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (50-2-1, 32 KOs) superfight has yet to be confirmed, many are already offering predictions for the match-up which will presumably take place May 6.
No...eight division world titlist and Philippines Senator Manny Pacquiao will not be fighting Gennady Golovkin anytime soon.
Immediately after Canelo Alvarez captured the WBO Junior Middleweight on September 17, by stopping incumbent title holder Liam Smith with a vicious body shot, Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De la Hoya dropped an unexpected bomb on the media in attendance at the post-fight press conference, announcing an eight figure offer made to Gennady Golovkin for a potential fight deal with his Mexican superstar.
If things go according to planned for team Canelo, its fighter should be back in the ring early next year.
Shortly after Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez captured Liam Smith's WBO Super Welterweight title on Saturday night, current promoter and Hall of Fame boxing legend Oscar De la Hoya dropped an unexpected bomb during the customary post-fight press conference.
Last night, September 17, Canelo Alvarez successfully lifted the WBO Super Welterweight title from former champ Liam Smith by beating him up and finishing him off with a wicked left hook to the liver at the 2:28 mark of the ninth round.