Former WBC middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has revealed he is open to the possibility of fighting Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramírez in 2021.
Chavez appeared at a press conference on Wednesday to speak ahead of his fight against Nicolás Masseroni on November 27, at the Revolución Park in Sinaloa, Mexico.
Speaking at the presser Chavez claimed he is no longer interested in fighting for world titles because he only wants to face the best in the biggest fights.
“I think that in 2021 we will try to fight early in the year, maybe twice, and after another two more fights, look for something in May or September if there is any opportunity to fight for a championship… but no, I am no longer interested in just fighting for the championships. world championships…. what I want is to fight with the best, that’s what I would look for, big fights,” Chavez said.
Chavez who will look to snap a two-fight losing skid next Friday is hoping for a good, clean fight at the same venue he had his first professional bout 17 years ago, he said.
“I hope it is a good fight, that it is clean, without head clashes, without cheating, that it is to the liking of the fans. I will give my best in the ring.
“For this type of fight it is fine (at 175 pounds), but for important fights like against Daniel Jacobs or that type, I would like it to be at 168 (pounds).”
Chávez went on to talk up a potential fight with Gilberto Ramirez, he said.
“We have already traded gloves (in sparring), Ramirez is a good boxer, he is very tall, difficult, but if I would like to have a fight against him, it would be something very interesting.” (Transcribed by Boxing Scene)
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