Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Alfredo Angulo Appears To Be in Doubt

By Miguel Rivera

According to multiple sources in Mexico, there is a serious possibility that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will not return as planned this coming Saturday night.

Chavez Jr. was scheduled to fight fellow Mexican Alfredo Angulo on December 1 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The bout was going to be a special ten round super middleweight attraction as part of the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury undercard. The card is loaded with numerous other contests that involve unified junior middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd, Olympic heavyweight Joe Joyce, and Cuban heavyweight puncher Luis Ortiz.


Sources indicate that Chavez Jr. has not complied with the necessary medical exam requirements that are necessary to get licensed for the fight. 

Angulo has been training with veteran coach Abel Sanchez in Big Bear, California.

This would be Angulo's first fight (24-7, 20 Ko's) since he lost a close battle with former world champion Sergio Mora in April of this year, in what was the Mexican boxer's debut in the super middleweight division.

Chávez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KO's) has not fought since May 2017, when he faced Canelo Alvarez in a battle that was agreed-upon for a catch-weight of 164.5 pounds. Chavez, who was seriously weight drained, was dominated and lost a unanimous decision.

A few days ago, Chavez Jr. admitted in a revealing interview that he went to rehab to tackle a problem with substance abuse.

Chavez Jr. had been training first in Jalisco and then in California with Luis Cornejo, Eduardo Montiel and his uncle, Rodolfo Chávez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mike Haynes on 11-26-2018

Angulo obviously needs the bread I hope he gets compensated somehow or they find another opponent.

Comment by Boxing Scene on 11-26-2018

Translation - Full of drugs and can't make weight.

Comment by LaidOut on 11-26-2018

At what point does Chavez Sr beat the sh#t out of Jr and tell him to leave the sport? I know Sr at least cares about the overall reputation of his name and boxing in general.

Comment by BLASTER1 on 11-26-2018

[QUOTE=Boxfan83;19296306]Hasnt taken drug tests[/QUOTE] That's exactly what I was thinking.

Comment by SkiPete on 11-26-2018

What are tha chances Uncle Rodolfo is out checking the local crack houses trying to find him right now.

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