Watch Canelo Chavez Live Fight Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner. The holiday celebrating Mexican heritage has taken on a new meaning in the combat sports world in recent years as one of the most sought after boxing dates on the calendar.
This year, the big boxing Cinco de Mayo showdown sees Middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez taking on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a catchweight fight. For Canelo, it’s his second year as the star attraction of the Cinco de Mayo fight, as he took on Amir Khan last year. But this year, he takes on fellow Mexican fighter Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. – son of Mexico’s legendary champion.
HBO’s latest promotional video for the fight focuses squarely on this Mexico vs. Mexico Cinco de Mayo angle. Canelo/Chavez Jr.: A Fighting Tradition takes a look at how this fight fits into the rich history of Mexican boxing and what it means for both men. As you can expect from pretty much all HBO Boxing content, it’s a well-produced, must-watch piece to get you ready for fight night.
Canelo/Chavez Jr.: A Fighting Tradition is available as a live stream above, or click here to watch it on HBO’s YouTube page. Canelo Chavez Live Online Fight
Stay with Bloody Elbow all week for more on Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. And be sure to join us Saturday, May 6 for live fight night coverage.
Coming up on Saturday May 6, HBO presents the next big boxing PPV when lineal Middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1; 34 KO) faces Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1; 32 KO) in a 164.5 pound Catchweight fight.
Canelo vs. Chavez is, much like last year’s Canelo vs. Amir Khan PPV, a kind of odd-duck match-up. After all, Canelo is the lineal Middleweight champion, though he is yet to defend that title against a top ranked Middleweight. Meanwhile, Chavez is a once hot prospect who has thawed considerably in recent years largely due to his out of the ring lifestyle. Chavez suffered a tough loss in 2015 to Andrzej Fonfara, but has bounced back with two straight wins since. Canelo Chavez Live
The real story here is the all-Mexico angle. Both Canelo and Chavez are representatives of the rich, proud tradition of professional boxing in Mexico (Chavez in no small part because of his legendary father). Pairing the two on Cinco de Mayo weekend, traditionally a hot date for boxing, just makes sense. Despite any misgivings about the fight, it has a high chance of being a big action fight, and is quite likely to do strong business.
For the card, HBO and Golden Boy Promotions are bringing in more name fighters than is typical for a boxing PPV making it worth tuning in before just the main event. Of particular interest is David Lemieux – if he wins big here (and Chavez does not) it likely sets up a fight with Canelo this fall. Check out the full card below. Canelo Chavez Live Fight
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CANELO vs. CHAVEZ JR. FIGHT CARD
PPV, Sat. May 6, 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT
Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
David Lemieux vs. Marco Reyes
Lucas Matthysse vs. Emmanuel Taylor
Joseph Diaz Jr. vs. Manuel Avila