The in-ring return of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. might just have to wait a little while longer before it happens.
According to reports, Chavez missed medical appointments that the commission overseeing his next fight ordered. Chavez was scheduled to fight Alfredo Angulo on December 1 as part of a Showtime-televised card. That card will lead into the Showtime pay-per-view event headlined by Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury for the WBC heavyweight title in Los Angeles.
If the fight is indeed canceled, it means by the time Chavez returns to the ring, it could be a full two years since his last bout. Chavez, a former middleweight world champion, has not fought since losing a wide unanimous decision to Canelo Alvarez in the main event of a pay-per-view event back in May 2017. This would have been Angulo's first fight since losing a decision to former world champion Sergio Mora back in April in Angulo's super middleweight debut.
The Showtime card that was supposed to lead in to the pay-per-view would have been a live broadcast of the WBC light heavyweight title fight between Adonis Stevenson and Oleksandr Gvozdyk taking place in Quebec City. If the fight between Chavez and Angulo is canceled, there is no word on if Angulo will get a replacement opponent. If Angulo does not fight, Showtime could potentially elevate one of the other fights from Los Angeles onto the televised card. Other fights in Los Angeles feature the returns of Chris Arreola and Robert Guerrero as well as a fight between Mark Anthony Barriga and Carlos Licona for the vacant IBF minimumweight title.
Fightful will be providing live coverage of the entire card, including a live post-show podcast that will be on YouTube.