Accoring to ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael last night, former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (48-1-1, 32KO’s) has signed with powerful manager and advisor Al Haymon.
The signing itself isn’t anything shocking to the boxing world with rumours rife of the move for the last few months.
The change is set to cause nothing short of mayhem for any of the Mexican’s future fights, as he is already entangled in a legal dispute with promoter Bob Arum on account of a contact dispute detailing his last fight with the company in Las Vegas.
The relationship between Chavez Jr’s promoter Arum and new advisor Haymon has been non existent since the early 2000’s. Arum aired his belief that Haymon helped his then star, Floyd Mayweather leave Top Rank for pastures new and since then their relationship has been somewhat untenable.
The change looks to have really muddied the waters and could potentially result in Chavez Jr being out of the ring for an even longer period than first anticipated.
The Mexican son-of-legend is coming off the back of two victories against Middleweight contender Bryan Vera.
The first of those two fights saw Chavez Jr unable to make the contracted weight and raised severe questions about his dedication and future in the sport.