Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. have been on a collision course for years.
The two exciting young Mexican fighters are both undefeated and have built tremendous followings in their native country and beyond, meaning a showdown would be one of the biggest possible matchups in the sport.
The question is this, though: When will it happen? At the moment, the fact that their promoters are rivals and a difference in weight are obstacles. However, momentum continues to build
Columnist Norm Frauenheim explores the potential fight in Now or Never?
Doug Fischer, Editor of RingTV.com, also compares Alvarez and Chavez in 20 categories to give an idea of how they would match up in the ring. And regular contributor Don Stradley looks back on five important fights between other young, unbeaten fighters.
And, finally, THE RING queries a number of experts on when (if?) they believe the Alvarez-Chavez showdown will become reality.
Also in the March issue:
Columnist Ron Borges asks in The Inevitable Decline? whether we’ve seen the best of Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao’s closely contested fight against Juan Manuel Marquez in December might’ve been a simple matter of two fighters who are equally matched. It also might’ve been a sign that the 33-year-old Filipino icon is in the throes of an inevitable slide. …
Regular contributor Joseph Santoliquito caught up with rising Filipino-American star Nonito Donaire for an enlightening Q&A.
“I’m ready to conquer new worlds,” Donaire said. …
Columnist Gary Andrew Poole points out in Not Your Grandfather’s Boxing Capital that New York still knows how to stage a big fight, as it did when Miguel Cotto fought Antonio Margarito in December.
However, the Big Apple clearly is no longer the sport’s hub. That distinction might belong to L.A. …
Contributor Cliff Rold takes a look at the 2012 Hall of Fame class, which is headed by Thomas Hearns. …
Contributor Bernard Fernandez was on hand to watch Andre Ward dominate Carl Froch to win the Super Six World Boxing Classic and RING titles. …
Regular contributor Mike Coppinger writes in Still Standing that Miguel Cotto exacted revenge against rival Antonio Margarito. …
And, in Best I’ve Faced, former heavyweight contender George Chuvalo tells us which of his opponents were the toughest in 10 categories.
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