Jacobs-Chavez Jr Now At Catchweight
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr fought for his right to fight Daniel Jacobs on Friday night, but the former world middleweight champion will not make the contracted 168-pounds.
Instead, Jacobs and Chavez Jr will now fight at an agreed catchweight of 173-pounds in what was supposed to be Jacobs’ debut at the weight class. Per a report by ESPN Deportes, Chavez Jr. will pay an undisclosed settlement payable to Jacobs following official weigh-ins held before their ceremonial weigh-in later on December 19th for their 12-round main event inside the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
Source: Daniel Jacobs weighed under 168-pound limit today. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was over 173. Following negotiations between sides, fight will go forward at 173 pounds, with a considerable financial penalty paid from JCC Jr. to Jacobs. @ChavaESPN first with 173-pound agreement
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) December 19, 2019
Per The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger, a rehydration clause is not in place, for the fight, which means Jacobs who got in the scale this morning at 167.9 pounds can weigh-in on Friday closer to Chavez Jr. who stepped to the scale at 172.7 pounds, nearly five pounds over the 168-pound limit.