As is being reported by ESPN Deportes, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. admits that he is in fight negotiations with Canelo Alvarez for a potential May 6th fight that would take place at 165lbs. Chavez revealed that he had already received an offer for the fight, but that he’s returned it with a counter-offer.
It was mentioned that Chavez received an initial offer of $5M for the fight, although Chavez Jr., who is just coming off a win over Dominik Britsch last weekend, said that figure wasn’t official and that there were many other things to negotiate.
Chavez Jr. did say, however, that he can make the 165lb weight limit, so it looks like they’re more specifically negotiating the prospective purse split, television rights, and the like.
Funny enough, Canelo’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya has spent the better part of the last year trying to convince the fans and media alike that his prized fighter needs time to grow into the middleweight division before taking on Gennady Golovkin at 160lbs. Yet, somehow, Canelo is already prepared to face Chavez Jr. at a 165lb catchweight.
The hypocrisy stinks to high heaven...