Chavez Jr. Walks Away From 160, Now Targets Bika

By Rene Umanzor

Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (47-1-1, 32KOs) has officially walked away from the middleweight division, according to Mauricio Sulaiman, the Executive Secretary of the WBC. While most expected him to stay at 168 after struggling to make the super middleweight limit for his controversial win over Bryan Vera in September. The weight limit had to be increased to 173-pounds a few days before the fight.

After the Vera fight, Chavez claimed that he was still capable of getting down to 160 for the big names, but that is now a thing of the past. Chavez is now targeting the WBC champion at 168 - Sakio Bika.

"We have received information that Chavez Jr. will remain at 168 pounds.....he is not registered as the official challenger in the division. He is located in the second position within the rankings, so he would have to make a fight against the number one [ranked contender] in order to challenge Bika," Sulaiman said.

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MRKilla on 11-06-2013

Bika aint no easy fight at all, only elite fighters will beat him...which chavez will never be.but should be a good fight...PS if only Jr. had his pops hunger

Comment by chepboxingking on 11-06-2013

Man I wanna see this dude get whopped by Ward or GGG.

Comment by Cutthroat on 11-05-2013

Bika isn't very good, he'll still whoop Chavez, I look forward to the fight so people realize what a joke 160 is.

Comment by Tay Roc on 11-05-2013

Great move for Chavez. He can smoke and eat more during training camp. Easy way to get a title and build up a superfight with Ward in England.

Comment by Boxing lives on 11-05-2013

fat ass didn't walk away from 160. he smoked weed then gobbled away his 160 career at the buffet line. then big slobby plopped away.

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