Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. To Box David Zegarra on December 18

Former WBC middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is embarking on what is certainly the last opportunity to redeem his career.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Peruvian boxer David Zegarra have agreed terms to fight on December 18 in Culiacán, Sinaloa. This will be Chavez’s best chance at redemption as he fights in his native town.

Chavez, 35, has lost the last two of his three fights that include decision losses to Anderson Silva and Mario Cazares.

Zegarra, 37, has lost the last three of his fights via knockout. He suffered defeats to Ali Akhmedov, David Lemieux and Stefan Haertel. Chavez is likely to stroll past his Peruvian opponent to make hay of the opportunities that will be available for him next year.

His loss to Anderson Silva garnered criticism as he let a 46-year-old MMA veteran beat him at his own craft. He was completely outboxed by the former UFC champion.

Chavez doesn’t want to pay attention to what anyone has to say about him. He has stressed that he will prepare harder than he did for his previous fights.

“I am going to win, now I am calmer,” Chavez said.

“On December 18 I will fight for support and I will win because now I am a lot calmer, I will prepare much better, I’m more at ease. I cared about everyone and nobody cared about me; now I only worry about myself and I don’t worry about anyone else.”

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