EL PASO, Texas - ESPN's Dan Rafael reports Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. are meeting in "what might be the biggest all-Mexican fight in boxing history."
Alvarez and Chavez Jr. are scheduled to fight May 6, Golden Boy Promotions announced Friday.
"I'm excited to announce my fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and confirm that I will be prepared, like I've been throughout my career, to give a great fight," Alvarez said. "I want to remind you that when two Mexican fighters face off, a spectacular show is guaranteed."
"I dedicate this fight to Mexico. I'm going to win, but my country will too because this is the fight that boxing needs," Chavez said.
Alvarez, if victorious, is expected to fight Gennady Golovkin in September.
It's official. My next fight will be vs Chavez Jr on May 6th. This is how I operate. Proving myself in the ring and shutting him up. pic.twitter.com/4bRAw5Z8pW— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) January 13, 2017