Chavez Jr: I can beat all the 168lb champs

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.

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“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.

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    • This is simply a ploy for Chavez to make himself marketable for a cash cow fight. Typical boring trash talk to get one’s self in the mix. Chavez has had numerous chances at redefining his career and simply performed at mediocre levels. No, he is not his father and his drive and work ethic is over shadowed by his “champion’s son” pampering.

      • I could not agree more! Reminiscing about his fight against Sergio Martínez, one of the MOST important fights of his career, and he was half-training in the living room of his house. Give me a break! Jacobs will give him a run for his money, and probably win a decision.

  • Benavidez and Smith brutally KO Junior. Plant and pikey Joe saunders toys with him for 12 rounds.

  • He thinks he can beat them all – I don’t think he can beat any of them, and I’d pick a couple of former champs over him as well like Dirrell & Uzcategui.

    • Jacobs is the fresher, more focused, and more experienced fighter in terms of style. Jacobs will slowly chop down Chavez with his lateral movement and counter right hand. Chavez relies way too much on his telegraphic high work rate that most fighters figure out in a few rounds. Jacobs easy win on all three cards via decision.

    • Jr. is giving this opportunity because of his name. He has not beaten anyone relevant in the last 5 years, and now he pretends to beat Jacobs? I think Jacobs will whup him long and hard!

  • Julio Jr & Mike Bloomberg must be in the same delusions of grandeur recovery group.

    Julio Jr, go home & get your shine box.

  • I hope you are as commited as you say, because you have let us down in the past, if you can get by Jacobs, then I will say you made it, so show me

    • Mike, I may be wrong, but history has shown us that a boxer who has NOT bled, sweated, and cried will not make it to the finish line. I don’t have anything against him, but Chavez Jr. has been a disgrace for boxing. He does not deserve this opportunity, even less, to win.

  • Chavez Jr. is the product of a well elaborated hype job by Top Rank, with the help of Jose Sulaiman (RIP). If he has been a disciplined fighter he could have reached the same status of Canelo Alvarez. Left overs of that hype job still serving him to get good paydays, but Jacob will end that for sure , with a beating that might last 10 rounds.
    Chavez Jr. presence is not a good addition to boxing and the best is him out of the sport of boxing

  • Jr has lost his focus and his hunger to fight, he’s another one who gets big fights yet he hasn’t earned the right to fight top opponent. I’d like to see for his last fight a bout with AB and the promise that both fighters will retire after it’s over….

  • Only reason why those “strong” fighter would fight him is because he carries the name, thus an easy money fight. Other than that I don’t think any of them would waste their time with him. Heck, this is probably just a tune up for Jacobs.

  • chavez is dreaming. the remark he made,he will beat all the super middleweights.they will all beat him.inactive to long.jacob will beat him.

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