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Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. wants to return to the ring in December against former WBA 160 pound champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs in a fight in the 168 pound division.
Both Chavez Jr. and Daniel Jacobs lost their last fights. Moreover, both guys are managed by Al Haymon. Details of any negotiations between the two have not been made public yet.
The 31-year-old Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) recently lost by unanimous decision to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in his last fight on May 6 earlier this year in a fight televised on HBO pay-per-view in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chavez Jr. had to take off 70 pounds to get down to the 164.5 pound catch-weight for the fight.
Chavez Jr. started his training camp at 234 lbs and needed to lose 70 lbs to fight Canelo. The result of this was Chavez Jr. almost becoming a human punching bag for Canelo as he did not punch much but took a lot of punishment. The results of that fight were 120-108, 120-108 and 120-108.
After winning against Chavez Jr, Canelo created a large buzz around his name and made that buzz even bigger by announcing his fight against Gennady “GGG” Golovkin straight after.
Chavez Jr. said on his Instagram account after his fight with Canelo. “At times I thought I was going to die because I lost so much weight. Thank God I did it, not the best way, but I’m fine. I think my best moment is yet to come”.
Coming back from a loss in Boxing is extremely difficult as you must engage the fans so that they want to see you fight again. Therefore, a fight between Chavez Jr and Jacobs could be good for one of them, as the winner can have their rematch, Jacobs fighting GGG and Chavez Jr fighting Canelo, and the loser should plan an early retirement.
Unfortunately, a fight between the two would most likely go one way, and that is on the side of Jacobs, this is due to his speed and power advantage over Chavez Jr. Furthermore, Jacobs is more comfortable fighting at the 168 pound division compared to Chavez Jr.