Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. makes his return in Monterrey
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. returns this Saturday in Monterrey
Former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will return to the ring this Saturday night when he takes on Dominick Britsch in the a 10 round main event of a card promoted by Zanfer Promotions in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon Mexico and that will be televised in the United States by BeIN Sports Espanol at 11:00 p.m. Eastern/8:00 p.m. Pacific.
Chavez Jr. (49-2-1, 32 KOs) of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico a former World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion will be in the ring for the first time since July of 2015 and will be fighting in his native Mexico for the first time since January of 2011.
“I am very happy to be able to return to the ring after such a long time, and also to return to Mexico to fight. I am want to get back to the top of the sport and this will be a good fight to start my road back towards a championship fight,” said Chavez Jr., who has been training in his hometown of Culiacan.
Britsch (32-2-1, 11 KOs) of Germany, has won six of his last seven fights and should be a good test for the former world champion.
“Britsch is a good boxer. He is fast and moves well in the ring. This fight will tell me a lot about where I am at this stage of my career. He’s a good opponent and should be a very good fight for the fans in Monterrey,” said Chavez Jr.
Britsch was scheduled to fight for a world title earlier this year but that fight never happened.
“This fight is a great opportunity for me. I will be facing a world champion who is very popular and a victory over Chavez Jr. will open a lot of doors for me in the international boxing market. I am here to win and take home a victory,” said Britsch.
In Culiacan Chavez Jr., has been working with his uncles Roberto and Rodolfo Chavez and new strength and condition coach Guillermo “Memo” Heredia, who worked with the great Juan Manuel Marquez for this last two bouts against Manny Pacquiao.
“I believe my son will be ready for this Saturday night and there is no doubt in my mind that he will be a world champion again. He has worked very hard and he will show everyone on Saturday how determined he is to get back to the top,” said Chavez’s father the great Mexican champion Julio Cesar Chavez.
The show will take place in the Monterrey Arena and will also mark the return of Chavez Jr., younger brother Omar Chavez to the ring