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Arum Prefers Chavez vs. Golovkin, Not Ward, For Now

by David P. Greisman

Even before Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. stepped into the ring for his rematch with Bryan Vera, promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank was already working on Chavez’s next fight. Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports reported on Feb. 26 that Arum was seeking a bout between Chavez and 160-pound titleholder for this July in the super middleweight division.

“It’s a great fight. It’s a fight that’ll do tremendous pay-per-view business,” Arum told on Feb. 28. “And both fighters seem to want the fight. … It’s a tough, tough fight. That’s what people pay for.”

There had been a time that a bout between Chavez and super middleweight champion Andre Ward was being pondered. But Ward’s attempts to extricate himself from promoter Dan Goossen have left Top Rank looking at other options.

“Ward has problems with his promoter. Until that gets straightened out, I don’t think we can consider it,” Arum said.

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Comment by dray435 on 03-02-2014

[QUOTE=gbonafide;14282490]Former and current pros, many boxing writers and analysts who know a helluva lot more about boxing than u do believe he's the real deal. Even Ward has acknowledged it and would much rather fight Chavez or Froch before GGG.…

Comment by FrenchDeLaHoya on 03-02-2014

ggg beating chavez makes ggg an even bigger star ward beating chavez. does nothin for ward nd does nothing for chavez

Comment by gbonafide on 03-02-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14283091]Dude is a f.uckin' clown.] That's ur argument?? U don't know sh*t & ur a straight up ass clown. End of story!

Comment by hitking on 03-01-2014

[QUOTE=gbonafide;14282490]So cuz I recognize his potential to do big things I'm a dickrider, nuthugger, fanboy, etc. If you're so knowledgeable then why do you say he's been a pro for 10 years when he hasn't even been a pro for…

Comment by hitking on 03-01-2014

[QUOTE=Weebler I;14282407]lol you're always up in Golovkin threads going crazy. Some people think he's one of the best boxers around. He currently doesn't have the resume to back it up, but that doesn't mean they're wrong (and by extension that…

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