Advertisement
Advertisement

Chavez Jr. Says Barker is Ahead of The Pack For June 22

By Salvador Rodriguez

Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1, 32KOs) says British contender Darren Barker (25-1, 16KOs) is the frontrunner to fight him on June 22nd, which the boxer wants to take place at the Arena in Mexico City. Chavez has not fought since suffering a twelve round decision to Sergio Martinez last September. The only loss suffered by Barker was also at the hands of Martinez. HBO would televise the contest in the United States.

"I think Barker is a good fighter. He only lost to Maravilla Martinez and I would like to fight someone of that level. Making a fight with [Matthew] Macklin seems to have been difficult, and because of that Barker has turned into a good candidate - although there are some others being considered. I also like the idea of having the fight in Mexico City, because the crowd there is knowledgeable and it would be a good challenge for me," Chavez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DuckDodgers on 04-02-2013

[QUOTE=BigAlexSand;13206110]Jr, needs to move up in weight. His middleweight career is a joke and won't be taken seriously! Move up, fight champs like Ward, Kessler, Froch, Abraham, Butte, Pascal, anybody is considerably better than everyone in the middleweight division beside…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 04-02-2013

That's quite the undertaking for Barker. He'd have to really put it on Chavez to win that fight. Maybe he can make Chavez's eye swell shut and get the fight stopped.

Comment by D-MiZe on 04-02-2013

I see another loss here for Barker but he's getting exposure and the paydays, that's what it's all about. I'd like to see his management match him better, they're doing him no favours with the likes of Rotolo.

Comment by IronDanHamza on 04-02-2013

Interesting fight. I don't see Barker beating Chavez but here's his chance.

Comment by Bushbaby on 04-02-2013

I've honestly wanted to see more of Barker since his spirited loss to Maravilla!!

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (33)
Top Headlines Mikhaylenko, Chuprakov Back in Action in Ekaterinburg Khan Prepared To Make Things Ugly To Prevail: A Win is a Win Video: De La Hoya Pumped During Canelo-Khan Fight Week Khan: I Took The Tougher Fight, Mayweather Easier Than Canelo! Vlasov Dominates Bykhovtsev, Sillakh Clash Up Next on June 2 Video: Canelo Discusses Khan in Two-Part Media Interview Video: Amir Khan Two-Part Media Interview on Canelo Canelo: Lara, Mayweather Fights Helped Me Get Ready For Khan Photos: Canelo, Khan Grand Arrival Frenzy at MGM Grand Video: Canelo, Khan Grand Arrivals at MGM Grand, Las Vegas De La Hoya: Canelo-Khan Easily Beats Pac-Bradley 3 PPV Numbers Wilder vs. Povetkin Undercard Coming Together: Bivol, Ochigava Roach: I Want Tapia To Be Smart, Box Lemieux All Fight Khan: Mayweather is Bitter, Everyone Talking About Me, Canelo Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina: Ratings For Showtime Double Amir Khan expects Canelo to weigh 175 on fight night Sadam Ali Return Likely For Vargas-Salido Bill Korobov vs. Vera Clash Set For Alvarado-Torres Card Khan: I Think Fury, Haye Beat Joshua at The Moment Stephen Smith Added To Bellew-Makabu Undercard Stevens breaks down Canelo-Khan and the Caneloweight Hunter: If I Had Khan at 9, We Wouldn't Be Talking Mayweather Video: Chisora vs. Pulev Heated Confrontation at Presser Video: Amir Khan on Floyd Mayweather's Comeback, Canelo Photos: Tony Bellew vs. Ilunga Makabu Press Conference Photos: Chisora, Pulev Erupts With Near Brawl at Presser IBF Formally Orders Wake vs. Guzman 122-Pound Title Fight Barroso's Promoter: I'm Supremely Confident Crolla Will Be KO'd DeGale Wants Jack Fight in U.K., But Open to Las Vegas Shannon Briggs To Face Dimitrenko On 'Haye Day' Bill Shawn Porter: 'Wouldn’t Be Surprised' If Khan Upsets Canelo Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II: Post-Fight Report Card John Fury: Tyson Knocks Wladimir Klitschko Out By Round 10 Canelo vs. Khan - British Trade People Predict The Fight George Foreman Warns: If Canelo Overconfident, Khan Can Win Trainer: Tyson Fury Will NOT Retire, Likely Targets Joshua Next Khan Would Reject Mayweather: I'll Mess With Him Like He Did Me Sanchez: I'm Confident Golovkin KO's 'Diva' Canelo in 8 or 9 Luis Ortiz Back on Track After Greg Cohen Withdraws Lawsuit Flint-born Dirrell Brothers Fighting Through Anger, Frustration
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement