Golden Boy Promotion’s head honcho Oscar De La Hoya is expecting a classic all-Mexican battle come Cinco de Mayo weekend when Canelo and Chavez Jr collide.
Stylistically, it might have all the ingredients for a toe to toe battle between two of Mexico’s modern day most famed fighting sons.
Promoter Oscar De La Hoya certainly thinks so.
Speaking at the Houston press conference leg of the fight tour he noted:
“Canelo vs Chávez Jr. is by far and away, the biggest boxing event of 2017, and we are expecting a knockdown, drag-out brawl between two of the most skilled, aggressive fighters in the sport.”
It has also been reported on social media that De La Hoya mentioned that if a certain Floyd Mayweather comes out of retirement, that he should face Canelo again.
Although it’s unlikely Mayweather would do at this stage, considering he beat him comprehensively when the two fought a few years back.
Canelo has his hands full with this upcoming fight in May anyway, a 164lbs bout that will see him compete at the highest weight of his career.
If he comes through the fight victoriously and Gennady Golovkin beats Danny Jacobs next month in New York, the long awaited fight between the two is then expected to take place next September.
So more than likely, Canelo will probably try to come in under 160lbs in this 164lbs catchweight with Chavez Jr, as preparation for any potential middleweight fight with ‘GGG’ later in the year.