Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Return Targeted For May Date

By Miguel Rivera

According to promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions, former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32KOs) will return on a date in May against an opponent ranked in the top ten of the World Boxing Council. The next plan would be a rematch with current WBC champion Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28KOs). Both boxers would have to win their upcoming bouts. Martinez defends his belt against Martin Murray on April 27th in Argentina. HBO will televise the fights of both men.

"The rematch will take place in September of next year. We've had conversations with Martinez's people, but before that can happen the two of them must win their fights. Chavez will be coming back in May against a ranked opponent and Martinez will defend his title against Murray, in April," Beltran said.

Chavez has yet to set a hearing date with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but most expect that he will appear before them in January. Chavez tested positive for marijuana following his twelve round decision loss to Martinez on September 15th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Chavez lost most of the rounds, but rallied in the twelfth to badly hurt Martinez and knock him down. He nearly finished Martinez off but he was too tired at that point and ran out of time.

Chavez's team members believe the fighter will receive a six-eight month suspension from the Nevada commission, and that suspension period would begin from the day of Martinez fight and ends in time for a May return.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Paulie-M on 12-21-2012

Rumoured to be Matthew Macklin. Thats a great fight for both men, Macklin done very well up till the 9th against Martinez

Comment by Ringlife on 12-21-2012

Chavez Jr should fire Roach and get Nacho in his corner. Nacho wouldn't put up with Chavez Jr b.s like Roach did. Fighters can't be the boss in training camp unless your Mayweather Jr.

Comment by giacomino on 12-21-2012

[QUOTE=The Smash;12840633]A 48th will try and a 48th will fail.[/QUOTE] So true if you consider Martinez beating him 118-109, 118-109, 117-110 a "failure."

Comment by ddangerous on 12-21-2012

[QUOTE=controlmachete;12840001]i was listening espn deportes and they said junior is firing roach, they are going for beristain but if he cant due to schedule conflicts theyll settle for robert garcia... man, this must be the worst year in freddies life...…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 12-21-2012

[QUOTE=Corelone;12839895]Hmmm, a May date means he can smoke and drink into the new year and be clean by fight night. I'm just saying... he already has a DUI and a weed bust, so why waste the holidays?[/QUOTE] I for one…

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