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Watch: Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. press conference

The fight is set for May 6th in Las Vegas.

Boxing superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez makes his return to the ring on May 6th, taking on countryman Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at a catchweight of 164.5 pounds. The fight will take place on HBO pay-per-view from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.

In anticipation of the fight, HBO will be airing a Houston press conference live on YouTube at 2:00 PM ET. You can watch it above

Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KO), who knocked out Liam Smith for the WBO super welterweight title last September, has received considerable criticism for facing Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KO) after his handlers had proclaimed a need to "acclimate" to the middleweight division rather than immediately face Gennady Golovkin. Despite the weight difference, Canelo is currently between a -645 and -900 favorite to win.

The more interesting clash might be that between Chavez and the scale. The contract stipulates a $1 million-per-pound penalty for missing weight and, considering Chavez's history, that could be a very real danger.

We’ll pass along word of developments, such as the undercard, as we receive them.

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