Julian “J-Rock” Williams wants smoke with Canelo Alvarez!
Recently, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KO’s) had his name mentioned with potential rivals across three weight divisions. Now it appears as if unified super welterweight champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams (27-1-1, 16 KO’s) wants a shot at the Mexican cash cow!
The tough Philly fighter recently took to his Twitter page to both call out Canelo and voice his displeasure with certain boxing politics.
In the tweet, J-rock eluded to how the notoriously cantankerous relationships that promoters maintain with one another frequently prevents great fights from happening. Promoter cold wars have stymied more fights than this scribe cares to think about.
At the moment, one of the most highly desired fights, Terence Crawford v Errol Spence Jr, has remained handicapped due to the PBC v Top Rank feud.
While its only speculation and rumor at the present time, Alvarez’s name has been linked in potential upcoming bouts with Callum Smith, Jaime Munguia and even light heavyweight Sergey Kovalev.
Ironically, there have been remarkably few mentions of bouts with his fellow middleweight champions Jermall Charlo and Demetrius Andrade. Given Alvarez’s penchant for weight jumping and even creating his own weight divisions, we will just have to wait and see what the official word is going to be.
Obviously, Williams had no desire to play the waiting game and went on the offensive.
Honestly speaking, a showdown between Williams and Alavrez does hold a great deal of appeal. Both men are tremendously skilled, take their craft deadly serious and display steady improvement each time they grace the ring.
J-Rock is coming off the biggest, and most significant, win of his career over Jarrett “Swift” Hurd. Meanwhile, Alvarez is currently at the apex of his popularity and financial earning power.
Unlike Kovalev, Williams and Canelo compete in neighboring divisions making their difference in weight a much more insignificant matter. Unfortunately for Williams, the Mexican superstar and his Golden Boy outfit are very likely to say that the Philly tough guy is not popular enough to warrant the shot at the major payday.
Especially seeing as how difficult a foe he would make. Yet, if for some reason Canelo and crew did take the prizefight seriously, it would make for one intriguing bout.
Whether Williams gets the nod or not, it won’t be due to lack of effort on J-rock’s part!
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By: Bakari Simpson