Chavez Jr. Has 1 Week for Canelo Offer

Golden Boy Promotions has reportedly offered Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. $6 million to compete in a 165-pound catchweight bout against Canelo Alvarez in early May.

Boxing News 24 reports Chavez has until next week to accept the offer. If he rejects the offer, then it is possible Alvarez fights WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders instead. It looks as if Golden Boy Promotions, which promotes Alvarez, wants Chavez or Saunders to fight Canelo this coming May, followed by a long-awaited fight with Gennady Golovkin in September and possibly a bout with Miguel Cotto in December 2017.

Chavez fought in his first match in about a year and a half on Dec. 10, taking on Dominik Britsch and winning by unanimous decision.

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