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Chavez Jr. Mulling a Proposal To Face Daniel Jacobs at 168

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.

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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 .

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Comment by Curtis Harper on 09-05-2019

[QUOTE=Boxingraya;20039190]The only way Jr may die is if the fight is held below 170lb. Lol. If the Chavez' have any pull left the fight will be at 172lb+, and held in Texas. Lol.[/QUOTE] I don't know of any champ that…

Comment by -Hyperion- on 09-05-2019

Chavez will be drained and stink it out at that weight. dude would get laid out.

Comment by Clegg on 09-05-2019

Tired of Chavez Jr but DJ coming off a loss and first fight in new division so will watch just to see if he gets an early KO or late KO

Comment by jimisawesome on 09-05-2019

This does more viewers than Jacobs GGG PPV did.

Comment by microMXL on 09-05-2019

I don't think Chavez can make 168 anymore.

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