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article imageAlvarez and Chavez in talks for big fight in spring 2017

By Owen Weldon     Dec 15, 2016 in Sports
Canelo Alvarez (48-1) and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (49-2) may be a step closer to fighting. There is a possibility of the two meeting in the ring next year.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. confirmed he is in talks with Canelo Alvarez for a fight in May 2017. The potential bout would take place at 165lbs. Recently, Chavez said he has received an offer for the fight, but he made a counter-offer.
Initially, Chavez was offered $5M for the fight, but he said the amount wasn't an official figure. He said there were other things that had to be negotiated. The fighter, who defeated Dominik Britsch over the weekend, said that he would be able to make the 165lb weight limit.
Golden Boy's Eric Gomez, who is the president of Golden Boy, said they were in talks and the fight is a possibility. He added that they will know soon and the weight was still being negotiated and discussed.
Gomez, whose promotional company represents Alvarez, said he knows the two would put on an explosive fight. He said he's proud because Alvarez and Chavez are the two best fighters from Mexico at the moment and this would result in a huge event.
As of now, the fight has not been confirmed, but the potential for it happening is definitely there.
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