Canelo: Chavez is like a little kid

Canelo Alvarez has ramped up the war of words with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, ahead of this weekend’s Las Vegas showdown.

The two Mexican fighters meet in Vegas on Saturday, with Alvarez’s WBO light middleweight championship on the line.

If he comes through the defence, Alvarez is expected to vacate his title in order to secure a ‘superfight’ against Gennady Golovkin.

That bout has been talked about for many months, with Chavez Jr criticising Alvarez for the delay; claiming he is a better representative for Mexico.

Predictably, that has led to an angry response from Alvarez.  

“He can’t say he can represent a country better than me. Why? Just his image. His image shouldn’t represent a country. Do you think he’s an example for a child?” said Alvarez.

“As a person, you know, I don't know him well, but just from what I hear from his actions and all, it's like a guy that just doesn't sustain what he says. You know, he just says a lot of things. It's almost like he's a little kid.

“Right now, I’m not even thinking about [Golovkin]. I have a job to do on Saturday and my only focus is on beating Chavez Jr. and winning for Mexico. He [Golovkin] isn’t even in my mind.”