Jacobs Moving Up, Fight vs. Chavez Jr. in Works
After securing gold at middleweight, and being one of the division’s best behind Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin, Daniel Jacobs, like both men, will try his hand at super middleweight.
Per a report from Mike Coppinger of The Athletic, a deal is being worked on that would see Jacobs make his 168-pound debut againist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the main event of a Matchroom Boxing USA card that will air on DAZN. The fight is expected to take place on either December 13 or 14.
Sources: Daniel Jacobs and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. are in advanced negotiations for a fight that could take place Dec. 13 or Dec. 14. The fight would headline a DAZN card and serve as Jacobs’s introduction to super middleweight. Jacobs is coming off a loss to Canelo Alvarez
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) September 14, 2019
Jacobs last competed in May, falling just short to Alvarez in a WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight title unification bout. Jacobs entered that fight as the IBF champion, a title he won against Serhiy Derevianchenko in October 2018. In addition, Jacobs claimed the WBA (Regular) middleweight title in August 2014, defending the belt against Sergio Mora (twice), Caleb Truax and Peter Quillin before the title in another close unification bout in March 2017, this time against Golovkin.
Chavez Jr., the son of the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez, and a former WBC middleweight champion, made his in-ring return last month, knocking out Evert Bravo in Mexico. It was Chavez Jr.’s first fight since his unanimous decision loss to Alvarez in May 2017.