Shawn Porter believes Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. could be dangerous for Canelo Alvarez
Shawn Porter speaking inside of his personal gym in Las Vegas (Photo: Hustle Boss)
By Chris Robinson
On May 6, Mexican superstars Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will return to the ring against each other at a location to be determined.
The two men are meeting at a catch weight of 164.5 pounds, with Alvarez rising from the junior middleweight class, where he holds the WBO title, and Chavez coming down in weight. Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KO’s) is expected to be the clear favorite over Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KO’s), who last fought under 167 pounds in Sept. of 2012 when he lost a unanimous decision to then-champion Sergio Martinez.
The boxing world has widely viewed this clash as nothing more than an entertaining bout, not one that will shift the landscape of the sport. Many are hoping that Canelo can meet up with lineal middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin later in the year in one of the biggest fights that can be made in the sport.
Speaking with former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter recently, however, he offered up a different view on the bout.
Check below for more thoughts from Shawn on the Canelo vs. Chavez bout and other topics in the sport.
Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com