Former world champion Julio César Chávez Jr. is mulling a proposal to face another former middleweight champion, Daniel Jacobs, in a contest to take place on December 14 on U.S. soil. The fight be carried on the DAZN streaming platform at a weight between 168 and 170 pounds.
Chávez Jr. said the negotiations are on the right track, but the details are still missing to define his future in the sport, such as the possibility of even going for a belt at super middleweight, as long as it is for a major belt.
"I am training, I have been doing it since last fight in August. And plan A we already know is the fight with Jacobs, but there are details that we are discussing. I'm also being told of a minor title at 168 pounds, but I would love to go for a world recognized title. If we are going to make that effort [to make 168] it would be good to do it for a good prize, and I don't mean that as an economic thing," said Chavez Jr. to ESPN Deportes.
If the fight is not for a major title, then Chavez would like an agreed-upon weight of 170 pounds and his team will have to negotiate that with Jacobs and Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing.
Chavez is coming back from beating Colombia's Evert Bravo in just a single round on August 10. It was his first fight in 27 months after having fallen with Canelo Alvarez, while Jacobs would return to the first time since he lost a twelve round decision to Canelo back in May.
Jacobs announced after the battle with Canelo that he was going to move up in weight to 168 pounds, and Matchroom Boxing has considered that Chavez Jr. could be the ideal opponent for this showdown. In addition, it would provide an opportunity for DAZN to continue expanding their market .