BOXING is engrained into the history of Mexico, a country with a passion for the fight game rivalled by only a few other nations. They start them young in the Mexican heat, gloves passed down from generation to generation as small boys quickly turn into young men in gruesome backstreet gyms.

Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr travelled along different paths, but this weekend they converge in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena.

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