Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is set to continue his boxing career despite suffering defeat on September 25 in Tijuana, Mexico. Chavez Jr. fell to a technical decision loss to Mario Cazares who got off to a quick start before the fight was waved off in round six due to a cut above the left eye of Chavez. The referee deemed the cut to have been caused by an accidental headbutt and the fight went to the judge’s scorecards – all of them scored Cazares the winner.
The son of boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez is currently riding a two-fight losing streak after previously falling short against Daniel Jacobs at light-heavyweight late last year. Chavez was outgunned from the opening bell and ultimately stopped by Jacobs inside five rounds.
Chavez has managed just one win in his last four fights but is determined to carry on. The 34-year-old is planning two more bouts in 2020 before taking on middleweight great Gennady Golovkin next year.
“I think a good fight for the next year would be against Gennady Golovkin, I think it would be a good fight,” Chavez told El Debate. “It would serve us both a lot, we hope it can be given.” (Transcribed by Boxing Scene)
The middleweight champion hasn’t fought in more than a year. Golovkin was last seen in action against Sergiy Derevyanchenko on October 5, 2019. The Kazakhstani fighter picked up the vacant IBF and IBO titles by way of a contentious unanimous decision. Prior to that he eased past Steve Rolls and suffered a majority decision defeat to long-time rival and boxing superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Many fans had been hoping to see ‘GGG’ complete his trilogy with ‘Canelo’ but that doesn’t seem to be on the cards for the foreseeable future. The Mexican is currently embroiled in a bitter legal battle with DAZN, Golden Boy, and Oscar De La Hoya due to a contract dispute.
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