Chavez Sr not fazed by renewal of De La Hoya rivalry

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Julio Cesar Chavez Sr is unfazed by the fight between his son and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez pitting him against long-time rival Oscar De La Hoya once again.

Chavez Sr faced De La Hoya in a WBC word super lightweight title fight in June 1996, a bout he entered with an incredible 96-1-1 record, and was stopped by technical knockout due to cuts in the fourth round.

He fared no better in a 1998 rematch - this time at welterweight - but is not concerned about De La Hoya forming part of the opposition when his Golden Boy fighter Alvarez (48-1-1) takes on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (50-2-1) in a catchweight bout in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Asked about a potential renewal of his rivalry with De La Hoya, Chavez Sr told Omnisport: "No, it doesn't bother me at all about Oscar being the promoter.

"Junior and Canelo are excited about the fight, and the controversy, but on Saturday they're just going to fight and we'll see who's the best.

"Training's been good, been training well, one of the best preparations that he's had and hopefully he'll be prepared for the coming fight.

"It's a very important fight for Junior. It's been up and down in the last few years for his boxing career, but Junior's been training well, he's motivated. It's going to be a great fight."