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Bob Arum on Saul Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: “We’re Ready”

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LAS VEGAS - MAY 01:  (L-R) Saul Alvarez of Mexico connects with a right to the body of Jose Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico during the welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)Canelo Alvarez
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ESPN’s Dan Rafael reports Bob Arum saying he can make the fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (43-0-1, 30 KOs) and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (37-0-1, 27 KOs) if Golden Boy wants to co-promote the event.

Here’s what Arum had to say: “We just need a willingness on Canelo’s part to do it. We’re ready to do that fight. But I don’t think they want the fight.”

That “they” that Arum speaks of is Alvarez’s promoter Golden Boy. Chavez is promoted by Top Rank.

Both companies have been at war over the years, refusing to co-promote.

Recently, Golden Boy founder Oscar De La Hoya buried the hatchet with Arum.

Doors to future co-promoted events have been opened, but does that mean they’ll happen?

Alvarez and Chavez are the two biggest Mexican sensations right now.

The longer they stay undefeated, the bigger the fight between the two will become.

Arum is a true believer in what he calls “letting a fight brew,” but this sudden statement goes against that.


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