Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. returns on September 7th to take on hard hitting Mexican American fighter Brian Vera after almost a one year layoff from the suspension he was dealt after testing positive for marijuana. Even though his greatest success has come at middleweight he will be taking on a super middleweight for the first time. One has to wonder how will he do against a fighter that is heavier than a middleweight.
Besides Vera there is another super middleweight that Chavez has his eyes on. Sakio Bika who won his first major title a couple weeks ago could be in line for a payday fight against Chavez later this year or at the beginning of next year. “I would like a fight with Bika because he is a super middleweight champion but we are going to evaluate everything. It really depends on the offers and who they tell me to fight,” said Chavez.
Another major event that can take place is a mega-fight with rising star Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan whom Chavez feels he can defeat. “I beleive that if Golovkin wanted to fight me at 168 pounds that I could knock him out. There is nobody else that can beat him right now. I could fight him at middleweight but it would be better to fight him in the middle or at 168 pounds. If I do not have to struggle with the weight then I will go into the ring strong and I can knock him out.”