Chavez Jr. wants title shot at 168 for next fight
By Dan Ambrose: Fresh off of his controversial 10 round unanimous decision win over Brian Vera (23-7, 14 KO’s) tonight, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (47-1-1, 32 KO’s) says he want to fight for a world title at super middleweight champion in his next fight in December if his supposedly fractured right hand has healed by then.
Chavez Jr. won a very controversial decision in this fight, and it’s a wonder that he’s not doing the right thing and volunteering to give Vera an immediate rematch to clear up the controversy over the win.
I don’t know how Chavez Jr. could possibly live with himself after a victory like this because everyone who saw that fight will continue to remember it each time they hear Chavez Jr’s name mentioned. Chavez Jr. should focus on trying to clear it up so that fans will have peace of mind.
Chavez Jr. said “I’m going to go down to 168 and look for a title at 68.”
I think it would be bad idea for Chavez Jr. to be challenging for a world title at super middleweight unless he plans on challenging the champion that many boxing fans perceive to be the weakest of the four 168 lb. champions in WBO champ Robert Stieglitz. I think that would still be a very tough fight for Chavez Jr., because Stieglitz can fight a little bit.
If Chavez Jr. is hoping to fight WBA champion Andre Ward or IBF/WBA champ Carl Froch, then he’s really barking up the wrong tree. Those guys would easily beat Chavez Jr. without any problems. Of course, if Chavez Jr. gets scoring like he did tonight then it’s certainly possible for him to get a win over any of the super middleweights.
It would be bad if Chavez Jr. gets another win like tonight. He can’t be winning fights like that over and over again. I just hope the judges get the scores right the next time Chavez Jr. fights, because it leaves a bad taste in the mouths of fans to see the wrong guy getting his hand raised at the end of a fight.
Chavez Jr. isn’t skilled enough or talented enough to win a world title at 168. He needs to move up in weight to the cruiserweight division to have his best chance at winning another world title. The super middleweight and light heavyweight divisions are both stacked with talented champions that would clown Chavez Jr.
If that had been WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev or WBC 175 lb. champion Adonis Stevenson in the ring tonight with Chavez Jr. instead of Vera, I think Chavez Jr. would have been beaten up badly to the point where the right would have needed to be stopped. If Chavez Jr. can move up to the cruiserweight division, he has a chance to maybe get a win over one of the following champions: Marco Huck, Guillermo Jones, Yoan Pablo Hernandez and Krzysztof Wlodarcyk.