Super middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (51-3-1 33 KOs) has issued a warning to the 168lb world champions that he’s coming for their titles after he beats Daniel Jacobs (35-3 29 KOs) at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
“This is the right fight to get me back to the top,” said Chavez Jr. “It’s a big risk because of the activity he’s had, but I am not a stepping stone for him, I am ready and I need to win the fight and I know I have the skills and the heart to win.
“There are a lot of good fighters out there at 168lbs; not big names but strong guys. I feel I can beat them all and with the right decisions I will get there, and that starts with a win over a great fighter like Jacobs. I am a fighter and I take the risks, now I am doing things right.
“I think this is my time, and now I need to take the next big step. It’s going to be a good fight for the fans and after that I’ll be ready to win another world title. This feels like a world title fight as Danny is a true champion and so am I.”
Chavez Jr and Jacobs clash on a huge night of action in Phoenix as Julio Cesar Martinez takes on Cristofer Rosales for the vacant WBC World Flyweight title.
The Welterweight division is in focus on the card as Maurice Hooker starts his quest to become a two-weight world champion as he moves up to welterweight and takes on Uriel Perez on his bow at 147lbs.
Josh Kelly is one of the stand out talents in the welterweight division, and he meets Winston Campos as he closes in on a clash with European champion David Avanesyan at the start of 2020.
Olympic gold medal man Daniyar Yeleussinov is another welterweight star on the card and he looks to impress in his ninth pro outing against Alan Sanchez.
Gabriel Rosado will have a keen eye on the main event as he fights for the 38th time as a pro against Humberto Ochoa while Brit star Liam Smith continues his charge to a second world title reign in a ten round clash with Roberto Garcia.