Talented light-middleweight fighter Canelo Alvarez faces arrest in his home city after the Justice of the State of Jalisco followed through with a warrant that was first purused in 2013.
At the time a year ago, the warrant was originally thrown out, although WBN has now been handed a copy of the documents that suggest Canelo and his brother Juan Roman Alvarez are sought for an alleged attack in Guadalajara.
Alvarez, 24, along with his sibling, are accused of being part of an assault on former world light-flyweight champion Ulises Solis on October 21, 2011 at a park in which ‘Archie’ suffered a double fracture to his jaw and lost a tooth.
Solis has only fought twice since the incident, losing his last bout to Edgar Sosa via stoppage in the second round, and has stated in the media that his career has never been the same since the attack. The 32 year-old is continuing to push the matter legally and this latest ruling may well have an adverse affect on Canelo’s career if followed up.
Canelo’s lawyers are said to be handling the situation with the Mexican authorities, although the matter is apparently still up in the air and possible criminal proceedings hang over the former WBC and WBA title holder until the situation is formally resolved.
A pay-per-view win over Erislandy Lara recently moved Canelo closer to a shot at regaining his belts at the end of the year.
Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay for tweets of upcoming news on WBN