Chavez Jr. Wants Golovkin or Canelo in 2017
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. made a successful return to the ring on Saturday, defeating Germany’s Dominik Britsch in a hard-fought ten-round decision. Chavez, the son of one of Mexico’s all-time greats, is ready to be more active in 2017 with the hopes of taking on one of the elite fighters in the middleweight division.
"It was a good fight and it really helped to go full 10 rounds," Chavez said, per BoxingScene. "I had a long layoff and I was very happy to comeback and get the victory. Britsch came to fight and was able to take my punches to the body well, but I felt that he went into survival mode the last few rounds."
Chavez said that he was buoyed by the support of his hometown crowd, and he promised to give them more to watch in the coming year.
"The fans were great and they really pump me up. I hope to be more active next year and give the fans the fights they want to see."
Chavez (50-2-1) has his eyes on the two biggest names around the middleweight division: 160-lb. champ Gennady Golovkin and Mexican star Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Prior to fighting Britsch, Chavez said he wants to face both fighters at catchweights — Golovkin at 168 lbs. and Canelo at 164.
"These 10 rounds will serve me a lot and we are here to fight anyone," Chavez said. "We are ready for Gennady Golovkin and are ready for Canelo Alvarez. Let’s sit down to define the future.