Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Chavez Jr. Seems More Interested in Facing Bika Next

By Salvador Rodriguez

Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32KOs) is interested in captured the same title, only at 168-pounds, from Sakio Bika (32-5-2, 21KOs). Chavez returns on September 7th, at super middleweight, against Brian Vera at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The WBC recently ordered Chavez to face Marco Antonio Rubio in a rematch for the interim-title at 160-pounds, with the winner getting a mandatory shot at full champion Sergio Martinez. Chavez seems more interested in sticking at 168. No final decision has been made on his part, but few people expect him to return to the middleweight ranks.

"We've been talking within the team and we have not made a decision," Chavez said.
"Let's see what the body tells us. If we feel that there is no problem with the weight, we may go back to middleweight. But if we feel we're good at this weight we could stay here and look for a fight with Bika, who is the champion of the world boxing council. With him it would be a more attractive fight, even more than it would be with Rubio. That's what we're looking at, but for now the only thing on my mind is Vera and looking to give a good impression to everyone in Los Angeles who expects the best of me," Chavez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by NearHypnos on 07-28-2013

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;13599111]No it wouldn't. It would be Pappa Froch schooling his (Meho).[/QUOTE] I'm not THAT high on Froch to see him schooling any durable fighter.

Comment by kiaba360 on 07-28-2013

I'm glad dude has FINALLY come to his senses, leave 160 alone and move up. Bika is as durable as they come and would provide a solid test.

Comment by Bushbaby on 07-28-2013

[QUOTE=NearHypnos;13599106]Jr vs Froch would be a war of attrition.[/QUOTE] No it wouldn't. It would be Pappa Froch schooling his (Meho).

Comment by NearHypnos on 07-28-2013

Jr vs Froch would be a war of attrition.

Comment by Bushbaby on 07-28-2013

I can get excited over that fight!!:boxing:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (45)
Top Headlines Broner: When I'm Done, I'll Be One of The Best To Wear Gloves Amir Khan: I Feel Better Now Than I Did at 28, You Will See Frampton: I Expect a Big Performance Against Nonito Donaire Josue Vargas Looks To Build Road To a World Title in New York Khan: I Can Beat Errol Spence, I'm 100% Against Southpaws! WBC Prez Cautions That Vanes Could Derail GGG-Canelo Rematch Frank Warren: Forget Khan-Lo Greco - Watch Frampton-Donaire! Will Gervonta Davis Be The Next Mayweather or Broner? Golovkin Promoter on Derevyanchenko: GGG Needs Proper Pay Michael Dasmarinas Blasts Out Karim Guerfi For IBO Strap Eleider Alvarez, Trainer Confident They Will Shock Sergey Kovalev Showtime's Espinoza: Broner Really Can't Afford Another Loss Tete Dares Burnett To Fight, Eyes Inoue vs. McDonnell Winner Pacquiao's Adviser: If Both Win, Lomachenko is The Fall Target Golovkin vs. Martirosyan Undercard Coming Together Ishe Smith vs. Tony Harrison Finalized - PBC on Bounce, May 11 Tevin Farmer vs. Billy Dib Ordered For Vacant IBF World Title Photos: Ramon Alvarez, Jorge Paez on Weight For Showdown Photos: Gervonta Davis, Jesus Cuellar - Ready For WBA Title Fight Photos: Jermall Charlo, Hugo Centeno - Ready For Title Fight Photos: Adrien Broner, Jessie Vargas - Ready For War Frampton Admits a Loss To Donaire Could Mean End of Career Broner Weighs In Heavier Than Vargas for Their 144-Pound Fight Photos: Otto Wallin, Adrian Granat - Ready For a Viking War Gervonta Davis Makes Weight on First Try - First Time in 3 Fights WBC Reveal Huge List of Boxers Not Drug Testing With CBP/VADA LIVE Stream: Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas - Official Weigh-In Gary Russell vs. Joseph Diaz Finalized For May 19 at MGM Harbor Khan: I Want To End Career With a Big Bang, I'm Still in My Prime Max Ornelas, Tony Lopez Fight For Bragging Rights on beIN Pacquiao: I Still Have a Couple of More Fights Before I Retire Povetkin's Promoter Claims $4.3 Million Court Win Over Wilder Photos: Frampton, Donaire Prepare For Fireworks in Belfast Photos: Amir Khan, Phil Lo Greco - Ready For War in Liverpool Hugo Centeno Reflects on Stoppage Loss To Maciej Sulecki Jesus Cuellar: Gervonta Davis is Overrated; He's No Mayweather! Broner on Vargas: He Ain't Win His Fights When He Stepped Up Hearn: We Won't Let You Play With Our Balls To Overpay Wilder! BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - April 20 Max Ornelas: I'll Do Whatever it Takes To Be a World Champion
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement