By Ernesto Castellanos, notifight.com
Promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions told the World Boxing Organization to hold off on giving Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32KOs) a high ranking position as a middleweight. Chavez will make his super middleweight debut on September 28th against Brian Vera in Carson, California.
After the fight with Vera, Beltran says Chavez will make a decision on where he plans to fight - at 160 or 168-pounds. The WBO champion at 160 is Peter Quillin and at 168 the ruler is Robert Stieglitz.
"Chavez Jr. was the middleweight champion and he will test himself in the super middleweight division. We want to know if he feels better fighting in the higher division, going from 160 to 168 pounds, before we make a decision [on where he should be ranked]," Beltran said.
WBO President Paco Varcacel see big opportunities for Chavez at 168.
"In super middleweight, Julio can find great fighters, and big purses, with fights against Robert Stieglitz, Arthur Abraham and Mikkel Kessler," said Valcarcel. Tags: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr