The WBC could allow Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to fight for the 168 belt
By Gerardo Granados: At an interview made by TV AZTECA of Mexico, the President of the World Boxing Council Jose Sulaiman Chagnon stated that the WBC could give to the former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. the opportunity to fight for the super middleweight championship that the Australian Sakio Bika recently conquered.
Sulaiman stated that they would give Chavez Jr. the chance due the merits that Julio Cesar has achieved being a great champion with a big fan base and not because they would be trying to favor him.
It will be more interesting to see how Chavez Jr. performs on his comeback fight against Brian Vera that will be fought at a catch weight of 165 pounds. If he feels comfortable and strong, and having the door open to dispute the 168 pounds title he might finally decide to leave the middleweight division. It is evident that Julio Cesar has been making a big sacrifice to make weight but after his long suspension he might have walked around above 200 pounds and to try to go back to 160 might not be wise for him.
If Chavez Jr. decides to move up to 168 pounds it will give a boost to an already interesting and talented stacked division. Undoubtedly the WBA Super World champion Andre Ward, WBC belt holder Sakio Bika, IBF belt holder Carl Froch, WBO belt holder Robert Stieglitz and top contenders Arthur Abraham, Mikkel Kessler, Thomas Oosthuizen and George Groves will be interested to have the opportunity to fight against a fighter that is not as complicated as Ward is, being Julio Cesar a physical straight forward fighter that has a really big fan base that could allow them to collect a big payday if they were to fight.
It will be interesting to hear what Sakio Bika and his promoter think about the possibility to fight against Chavez Jr. But what about the reader, would you consider it a good move?