Lee In Interested In Chavez Jr. Fight
Undefeated light heavyweight Mike Lee believes a potential fight against former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. would be a huge fight in Chicago.
Lee, a top 10 boxer in the WBA and WBO rankings, is looking at Chavez Jr. and believes a fight between the two can happen. Lee said he wants to make a clash between the two boxers take place in his native city of Chicago and that he’s at the point in his career where he wants to have big names and big fights.
“I’ve had fights there and brought bigger crowds. Obviously, the Chavez name is legendary in boxing and there are a lot of Mexican-Americans in the Chicago area. I think this is a fight we both want to put on for the fans, and I especially want it in Chicago. I know we can sell out Wintrust [Arena], United Center or wherever it is. That’s what I look forward to. The bigger the stage, the better I perform, and this is something that just gets me excited. I’m 21 fights in, so it’s go time for me. I want the bigger, better fights. I know that I’m more than ready for it, so I’m really, really excited,” Lee said.
Despite rumors of his impending return, Chavez Jr. still does not have a fight lined up for him. A former middleweight world champion, Chavez Jr. has not been in action since losing a lopsided unanimous decision loss to Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas, more than 14 months ago.
Regarding the possibilities of the fight actually happening sometime in the future, Lee said he is confident that both sides can iron out the details as he said both sides are interested in the fight.
“My understanding is his side, they want this fight, as do we. Now it’s just a matter of working out the details.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene