Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will be returning to the ring on December 18.
The former WBC middleweight champion in Chavez Jr. is set to box Peruvian boxer David Zegarra, who is in 37. He is also on a three-fight losing skid, so this is clearly a get-right opportunity for Chavez Jr. The fight will take place in his native Culiacán, Sinaloa and the Mexican is confident he will win the scrap.
“I am going to win, now I am calmer. On December 18 I will fight for support and I will win because now I am a lot calmer, I will prepare much better, I’m more at ease. I cared about everyone and nobody cared about me; now I only worry about myself and I don’t worry about anyone else,” Chavez Jr. said.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (52-6-1 and one No Contest) is coming off a disappointing split decision loss to former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. He was a sizeable favorite going into the fight and after the fight, his dad said he may ask his son to retire as he doesn’t take boxing seriously.
“I prefer that they retire if they are not going to prepare correctly. They do not prepare in the best way possible to fight,” Chavez Sr. said after his son’s loss to Silva.
In his career, Chavez Jr. does hold notable wins over Andy Lee, Brian Vera, John Duddy, and Marco Antonio Rubio. He also competed against Canelo Alvarez, Daniel Jacobs, and Sergio Martinez but lost to all three.
David Zegarra (34-6) is on a three-fight losing streak with all three losses by stoppage. He last fought back in September where he suffered a TKO loss to Ali Akhmedov. He hasn’t fought a ton of high-level opponents and is 37-years-old.
Who do you think will win, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and David Zegarra?