Golovkin vs. Chavez Jr. Likely July 12th at The Forum
What makes this fight interesting is GGG would be moving up in weight.
You never know how a fighter’s power will carry as he moves up in weight. GGG is a machine at 160, but could he take out the granite chin JCC at 168?
We may fight out soon according to the LA Times.
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Unbeaten middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin wants to accept former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s offer of a summer fight, with promoters for each boxer targeting a July 12 bout at the Forum in Inglewood.
Golovkin (29-0, 26 knockouts) pulled out of a late April title defense against Andy Lee to follow his country’s ritual of a 40-day mourning period after the late-February death of his father in Kazakhstan.
Chavez (48-1-1, 32 KOs) looked strong in winning a unanimous decision over Bryan Vera on Saturday night in San Antonio, with Golovkin’s Big Bear-based trainer Abel Sanchez and promoter Tom Loeffler in attendance.