Chavez Jr. vs. Jacobs given green light after judges decision
By Aragon Garcia: This Friday’s fight between super middleweights Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Daniel Jacobs on December 20 has been given clearance to take place by a Nevada State Court judge, according to ESPN MX. The 12 round Chavez-Jacobs fight is taking place at the Talking Stick Resort Arena, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Chavez Jr. (51-3-1, 33 KOs) will be looking to hand Jacobs (35-3, 29 KOs) his second straight loss, and end his dreams of becoming a world champion at 168.
Judge ordered NAC to remove Chavez Jr’s suspension
The Nevada judge got the Nevada Athletic Commission remove the temporary suspension for Chavez Jr. The Chavez Jr. vs. Jacobs fight is now on Friday, and can be seen by boxing fans LIVE on DAZN.
The 33-year-old former WBC middleweight champion Chavez Jr. had been suspended by the Nevada Commission recently after failing to take a VADA drug test.
According to ESPN MX, the Nevada judge ordered Nevada commissioner Bob Bennett to remove the suspension to allow Chavez Jr. to fight Jacobs this Friday in their fight in Phoenix. Chavez’s case will be reviewed at a still to be determined at a later date.
Gabriel Rosado was on standby in case Chavez Jr. wasn’t given clearance
This is good news for boxing fan that they finally know for sure that the Chavez vs. Jacobs fight will be taking place. Former world title challenger Gabriel Rosado was scheduled for the undercard just in case. But with Chavez Jr. now free to fight Jacobs, Rosado (24-12-1, 14 KOs) will stay on the card and face Humberto Gutierrez Ochoa (33-8-2, 22 KOs) in a 10 round fight.
Rosado would have been an excellent opponent for Jacobs, and few boxing fans would have complained at seeing those two battle.
Chavez Jr. with big opportunity to turn his career around
This is a dream come true fight for Chavez Jr. with him facing Jacobs, and it’s coming at the perfect time. In Chavez’s last fight, he destroyed Evert Bravo by a first round knockout last August in Mexico. The way that Chavez looked and fought, it was as if he’s turned the clock around by 10 years, and looked like his old self from 2009.
The power, speed and the form was back for Chavez Jr. He was a completely different person from the slow, lethargic fighter we’d seen since 2012. It looked like Chavez Jr. was finally taking his training seriously, and not slacking off the way he’d done in the past.
Jacobs has a lot to worry about come Friday night when he shares the ring with the rejuvenated Chavez Jr. If Jacobs isn’t worried now, he may be when he starts getting hit by Chavez’s powerful hooks to the head and body. This is going to be really interesting to see how Jacobs reacts to the new Chavez Jr.
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