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Canelo vs. Lopez / Chavez Jr vs. Martinez
September 13, 2012KentuckySports.co
Two big fights are taking place Saturday night in Las Vegas at different venues.
One of them involves Saul “Canelo” Alvarez who is arguably the top up and coming boxer in the sport. He happens to compete in the light-middleweight division (the same weight class as what Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio have recently fought at, or close enough to it).
“Canelo” means cinnamon in Spanish and is his nick name due to his red hair. He is facing Josesito Lopez who isn’t projected to have a snow ball’s chance in hell at winning. The fight will take place at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV.
Saturday is truly a tale of two up and coming stars. The other star will be Julio Cesar Chavez JR who fights on HBO against Sergio Martinez. Martinez is an extremely proven fighter who is much older and more experienced than Chavez Jr (Martinez is 37 while Chavez Jr is only 26). The reason Chavez is so famous is mainly because his father Julio Cesar Chavez Sr is arguably the most famous athlete in the history of Mexico! But the younger Chavez has a real chance to continue his seeming climb to the top of the sport on Saturday night. The fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena which is also in Las Vegas, NV.
Saturday has two big stars for the sport on display. If you are interested in the sport at all you would be well served to at least find a way to watch one (or both) of these fights without paying for them.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Josesito Lopez can be seen on Showtime for free (assuming you pay for Showtime monthly) while the bigger of the two fights Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs. Sergio Martinez can be seen on HBO Pay-Per View for about $50.
David A. Avila from www.thesweetscience.com breaks down the significance of both fights a little bit more in depth than I did here.
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