Julio Cesar Chavez Jr speaks out on Saul "Canelo" Alvarez
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (Nov 20, 2011) Doghouse Boxing (Photo © Chris Farina / Top Rank)
Photo: Amir Khan
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing - On Saturday night in HBO's main event at the Reliant Arena, Houston, Texas, after dispatching Peter Manfredo Jr. with a 5th round TKO, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. mentioned he'd like to fight Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Chavez Jr. stated: ''I want to fight the best, I respect and would like to fight Canelo (Saul Alvarez) but it all depends on what my promoter wants to do.' Another name Chavez Jr. mention was another great fight in Sergio Martinez.'

Now count me in as someone who would gladly throw down some cash on a Pay-per-view featuring Chavez vs. Alvarez (Or Jr. vs Martinez for that matter).  Wouldn't that be something? Too very young, exciting and capable warriors from Mexico.  Both unbeaten, Chavez's record now standing at 44-0-1, 31 KO's, and Alvarez sporting a record of 38-0-1, 28 KO's.

Sadly, you know what the major stumbling block for this dream match-up will be?  Remember this part of the quoted material from above? "It all depends on what my promoter wants to do.'' Yeah, that's the gritty part. Chavez is handled by Bob Arum's Top Rank, while Alvarez is promoted by Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions.  Both are great companies to have representation from, don't get me wrong there....BUT, these are the two promotional companies who after years have somehow managed to to bungle every opportunity to negotiate a fight between Manny Pacquiao (Top Rank) and Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. (Golden Boy). So for me, I am not holding my breath for this one.

Alvarez, the WBC Super Welterweight World Champion is set to take on Kermit Cintron (33-4-1, 28 KO's) next Saturday, November 26 at Plaza Mexico in Mexico City.  The fight will be shown live on TV through HBO Boxing After Dark.

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