Earlier today it was announced that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (48-1-1, 32KO’s) would take on light heavyweight former world title challenger Andrezj Fonfara (26-3, 15KO’s) on April 18.
The news was confirmed officially by Chavez Jr and Fonfara themselves via social media, as well as by Fonfara’s promoter representative Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing.
The fight has been agreed to. Chavez and Fonfara are going to fight,” Margules told RingTV.com. “I can’t disclose the weight class yet, because that’s confidential. April 18 is the date, but I don’t know where, and I don’t know the network.
“(But) anytime you have the opportunity to fight a great name and to be in a competitive fight that a lot of people are going to watch, it’s great for your fighter. We were offered the fight, and we took it. Obviously, I was offered the fight by Chavez’s people. I don’t want to mention who offered it. It was a fight that we were able to agree on.”
Where this leaves Bob Arum and Top Rank in this whole legal wrangle remains to be seen. Chavez Jr recently signed with powerful advisor Al Haymon who also represents Fonfara; but Arum is convinced like in the case of featherweight title holder Mikey Garcia, that Chavez Jr owes his company at least one more fight.
Literally hours after Matchroom Boxing released a press statement to say that IBF and WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch would not be fighting Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in the spring, the Mexican former middleweight champion took to social media to publicise his views on the announcement and launch an offensive.
The post appeared to mock the super middleweight title holder and call into question the validity of yesterday’s announcement; sources though confirm negotiations are still well under way to confirm a match up between the two stars in the summer.