"Floyd's on 18 months, two solid years come September since he's fought", Espinoza said.
During his postfight interview following his unanimous decision shutout of Chavez, Alvarez announced that he will fight Gennady Golovkin in September.
While neither is in the same class as Golovkin, GGG had his 23-fight knockout streak end against Jacobs. I've never feared anyone, since I was 16 fighting as a professional. The debate of who is the better of the two will finally be decided in the ring.
"I've always stated that Triple G will happen in 2017, ever since a year ago when everyone was asking 'Why are you afraid of Triple G?'" he said.
"First, I consider myself a person of strong mental strength, and I knew I had to focus".
This much-anticipated bout should deliver high-quality television, and the victor could find himself in the ring opposite Gennady Golovkin next.
That appears to be in the past, as the fight the boxing world has clamored for is just over the horizon.
Alvarez said he was ready to make a statement to the largely Mexican crowd and prove to any doubters that he is not a one-dimensional boxer.
The middleweight bout went the full 12 rounds, but there was only ever going to be one victor on Cinco de Mayo weekend as Canelo improved to 49-1-1. "When he went to the ropes, I just didn't have the strength to go after him and do some damage", Chavez said. I think with me it will be a very different story.
'Canelo looked very good tonight, and 100 percent he is the biggest challenge of my career.
There were concerns before Friday's weigh-in that Chavez may not be able to get down to the 164.5-pound catch-weight.
We still have one important detail to settle, and that's where the fight will be held.
Alvarez, on the other hand, besides losing to Mayweather, defeated Erislandy Lara, James Kirkland, Austin Trout and other very good fighters at Junior Middleweight.
Once considered one of the top fighters in the lighter weight classes, Gamboa far from resembled his early career accomplishments against Castellanos.
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