Bob Arum said Julio Cesar Chavez could fight Brian Vera next, and eventually, Andre Ward.
Alvarez, Rhodes make weight
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Ryan Rhodes, who fight Saturday night in Guadalajara, Mexico, on HBO, made weight on Friday.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Ryan Rhodes, who fight Saturday in Guadalajara, Mexico, made weight on Friday.
Alvarez, who will be defending his junior middleweight title, weighed 153 1/4 pounds, three quarters of a pound under the limit. He has never weighed more for a fight. Rhodes (45-4, 31 knockouts) weighed 152 1/2.
Alvarez (36-0-1, 26 KOs) won the vacant WBC title when he outpointed Matthew Hatton in March.
Adrien Broner and Jason Litzau, who are fighting in the 10-round junior lightweight co-feature, also made weight. Broner (20-0, 16 KOs) weighed 128 1/2, Litzau (28-2, 21 KOs) 129 3/4.