Canelo vs Chavez Jr Live Will Be Carried By TV Azteca and Televisa
Former WBC middleweight champion Canelo vs Chavez Jr Live (50–2–1, 32 KOs) is planning to go for a knockout victory on Cinco De Mayo weekend. The “Son of a Legend” is going to face his Mexican rival, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48–1–1, 34 KOs), on May 6th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Event: Boxing Fight
Date: Saturday, May 6
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
BroadCasting : Canelo vs Chavez Live
There is a catch-weight of 164.5-pounds in place. Chavez Jr. is coming down from the super middleweight limit of 168, while Canelo is coming up from 154-pound. There has been bad blood for several years between the two boxers. To end their rivalry, Chavez Jr. has a clear goal of making a big statement by securing the knockout victory.
He wants to redeem himself in the eyes of the critics who believe he’s not capable of achieving anything further at this point in his career. “It’s my motivation [to knock Canelo out]. It would be great. I’m going for the knockout. If it doesn’t happen, then I want to win all the rounds, one by one until the last. In the latter it’s best to say that I [will knock him out in the] eighth or ninth,” Chavez Jr. said. “[Losing this fight], it doesn’t happen in my mind. I already lost twice Canelo vs Chavez Jr Live Stream. My two defeats have taught me more than my 50 wins. I only think about winning. I do not care about judges. People recognize [a victory] when you deserve it. I will celebrate and if I do not win [because of the judges], it is not in my hands. People are the greatest judge. There will be a lot of affection if the fight is stolen, I’ll take that.
I want to win. May the judges be just.” “People can get more money by betting on me [since I’m the underdog]. I don’t pay attention to these things. In casinos you win and you lose. It does not mean anything. It would be weird to be the favorite [in this fight] because of what’s happened in my career.
Winning this fight would silence those who have criticized me in bad faith. I want to have more achievements like when I was world champion at middleweight. There is no world title [in this fight], but there are fights that are worth more than a belt.” Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (26–0, 17 KOs) wasn’t up to any tricks this April Fool’s Day as he proudly pronounced his return to the ring with a dominating knockout over KeAndre “The Truth” Gibson (16–1–1, 7 KOs) in the fourth round of the main event live from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and televised on ESPN Deportes and ESPN2. Both fighters entered the ring undefeated, yet it was Orozco who walked away as the new WBC USNBC Super Lightweight Champion Canelo vs Chavez Live. Celebrities in attendance at Orozco vs. Gibson included WBC World Champion Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares, former IBF Middleweight Champion Fernando Vargas and Golden Boy Promotions’ fighters Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera, Marcelino Lopez, Joseph “Diamante”; and Bernard Hopkins and Bernardo Osuna, who also served as ESPN’s commentators for the evening’s televised bouts.
In one of the most entertaining fights of the night, San Diego, CA’s Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (30–1–2, 16 KOs) and Gilberto “Flaco” Gonzalez (27–4, 22 KOs) of Mexico City went to war in a barn burner co-main event. With non-stop action, Gonzalez used his impressive reach to knock Gesta down in the third round. However, for every hit taken, Gesta lived up to his nickname and showed ‘No Mercy’ bouncing back and putting his opponent up against the ropes in no time. Ultimately, the judges scored the fight with 99–91, 98–92, 96–93 all in favor of a unanimous decision for Mercito Gesta.
Participating in the swing bout televised on Canelo vs Chavez Live Stream, the pride of Palmdale, CA Cesar Diaz (5–0, 4 KOs) went the distance for the first time in his career against seasoned fight veteran Felipe “Panterita” Rivas (17–19–4, 11 KOs) of Nogales, Mexico. At the end of the fight, the judges announced their scores of 60–54 awarding the unanimous decision victory to Cesar Diaz.