Chavez Jr Critical of Past Canelo Opponents Faced

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr has questions about the level of fighters Canelo has beaten in the past.

The two have been on a gigantic press tour across the United States and Mexico this week that has seen them meet fans in multiple cities ahead of their May 6th showdown.

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There is a healthy rivalry there between the two boxers, evident to see, which is to be expected as both come from a proud fighting nation in Mexico.

Many fans are hoping this will translate to a slug fest on the night.

Promoter of the event Oscar De La Hoya certainly believes so, which he described here earlier this week.

Speaking to Fight Hub TV, Chavez Jr said of the past Canelo opponents:

“The best fighters he fought is (Floyd) Mayweather and (Erislandy) Lara. Mayweather beat him easy. Lara was a very close fight. The other fights, well, Canelo is a good fighter but he’s fighting smaller guys. He never fought the best fighters in the division.”

When you look at Canelo’s record there are other good fighters and names on his resume though.

In all fairness.

The likes of Austin Trout, Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto and Amir Khan would be among some of the other names that spring to mind that Canelo has faced.

Although Canelo critics will say Cotto and Mosely were past their best and Khan was a blown up welterweight.

Whatever your opinion is, there is no denying that Canelo vs Chavez Jr at this 164lbs contracted catchweight is going to be entertaining for however long it lasts.

Whether it’s over in one round or goes the full twelve, it’s hard to see how it can’t be a good fight.