|Saul Alvarez - Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing (June 22, 2011) Doghouse Boxing
So what's next for Saul
Alvarez, after his 12th round stoppage of Ryan Rhodes this past
weekend? Well, it's full speed ahead on him fighting again as part of a
split-site card alongside Victor Ortiz vs. Floyd Mayweather. Golden Boy
Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said on Monday afternoon, "I met with my
matchmakers and we'll be meeting with "Canelo' in a couple of weeks but
yes, the idea is to have him fight September 17th."
As for who he'd face, Schaefer
said, "I think if [Ricardo] Mayorga and King are not outpricing
themselves, then it's certainly a possibility, as are a few others. But again,
we'll sit down with 'Canelo' and discuss with him what he wants to do next and
then take it from there."
Regardless of what is being
said or reported, Vanes Martirosyan, who stopped Saul Roman in a WBC eliminator,
is not Alvarez's mandatory yet.
"He's not; Ryan Rhodes
was his mandatory and I can tell you that when we negotiated with Hatton Promotions, they sure let us know that they were the mandatory," said
Schaefer with a laugh, clarifying their position. "It cost us a lot of
money, so he basically has no mandatory for the next 12 months."
When asked about a possible
future showdown with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Schaefer answered, "Well, we
don't think Chavez is going to want to do that, to tell you the truth. We would
do it. We'd have to agree on some sort of a catchweight but yeah, we would do it."
Bob Arum, whose company, Top
Rank, reps Junior, told Maxboxing on Tuesday, "We would love that fight;
the sooner the better. The sooner the better; we'd forget everything and make
that the next fight." As for what is next for his fighter, Arum said, "Chavez
has been penciled in by HBO for November 19th and he
may well fight in early September in Mexico before
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