Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is returning to the ring for real this time.
After more than two years of inactivity and multiple failed attempts at returning to the ring, Chavez Jr. will in fact return to action on August 10 in Mexico on a card promoted by Zanfer Promotions. The former middleweight world champion will take on journeyman Evert Bravo although the weight class has yet to be officially announced.
¡Chávez Jr. vuelve al ring! ----— Zanfer Box (@ZanferBox) July 23, 2019
Luego de más de 2 años de inactividad, el ex campeón mundial @jcchavezjr1 regresará al ring el proximo 10 de agosto ante el colombiano Evert Bravo. pic.twitter.com/xWE0Z3JOsK
Chavez Jr., the son of legendary Mexican fighter Julio Cesar Chavez, has not fought since losing a lopsided 12-round decision against Canelo Alvarez in May 2017. Since then, Chavez has stayed out of the spotlight except in moments where it was heavily implied that he would return and in one instance where he was set to fight only for his bout to be called off.
That one fight was against Alfredo Angulo in December 2018 and was set to be part of a Showtime-televised card that served to lead in to a pay-per-view card headlined by Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury. The fight was canceled after Chavez reportedly missed a commission-ordered medical appointment and his team stated that he was physically ready to return.
The 33-year-old Mexican once held the WBC middleweight title from 2011 to 2012, defeating the likes of Andy Lee and Marco Antonio Rubio only to lose his belt against Sergio Martinez.
Bravo, a 34-year-old Colombian fighter who has competed at both super middleweight and light heavyweight, has suffered three losses, all by knockout, in his last four fights. Bravo did snap his three-fight skid on June 22 with a win over Luis Gonzalez in Colombia.