By Miguel Rivera
Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) is looking at the possibility of fighting again on a date in December.
He intends to compete at the super middleweight limit of 168 pounds. Chavez Jr. wants to prove that it was the weight loss that affected him against Canelo Alvarez this past May in Las Vegas. Chavez Jr. was dominated over twelve rounds at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The bout with Canelo took place at a catch-weight of 164.5 - which was Chavez's lowest weight since 2012 when he was a middleweight.
And Daniel Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs) continues to be the target on Chavez's mind. Chavez had even called for a fight with Jacobs before a deal with Canelo was even finalized.
Jacobs was in action back in March, when he lost a close twelve round decision to Gennady Golovkin, who defends his middleweight titles against Canelo on September 16th. Jacobs' ability to last the full distance derailed Golovkin's 23 fight knockout streak.
"I am proud that I was able to return to boxing after having my hand surgery and having to drop more than 70 pounds in seven months, and then to score 163 pounds after five years of not fighting at that weight," Chavez Jr. stated.
"There were times I where thought I was going to die because I lost so much weight. Thank God I was able to do it, although not in the best way, but I'm fine. I think my best moment is yet to come."
According to Chavez Jr., his team is looking at some dates in December, but nothing has been set down.
Regarding the opponent he would like to face, Chavez Jr. posted several photos of Jacobs on social media.
Both Chavez and Jacobs are advised by Al Haymon and compete under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.