By Miguel Rivera
Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-1-1, 32KOs) has been presented with an offer to face WBA/WBO middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26KOs). The fight would take place on July 12th, on HBO Pay-Per-View, from the Forum in Los Angeles, according to Chavez's promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. Given Chavez's struggles with making weight, the fight match would require that Golovkin move up to the super middleweight limit of 168-pounds.
"I spoke with Chavez Jr. on Saturday and presented a proposal to face Golovkin. It's a fight we would do on July 12 at the Forum in Los Angeles," Arum told Carlos Narvaez.
Another potential option for Chavez is popular light heavyweight contender Jean Pascal, but Golovkin is the frontrunner for Arum, because of the heavy interest for the match from HBO.