By Salvador Rodriguez

Former WBC middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. says he is ready to face Gennady Golovkin on July 19 at the Forum in Inglewood, California - but only without a promotional contract extension.

According to Chavez, Top Rank will only finalize the fight if he agrees to a three fight extension of their promotional agreement. The Mexican star's contract with Top Rank is running out and he wants to become a promotional free agent.

Chavez claims there are "issues" with his current contract, but he wouldn't reveal what those issues are.

"What's going on is they want a contract extension and I will not extend anything. I'm ready to sign for the fight, but then I want to be a free agent. I'll fight him but without any extensions. I just want fair treatment," Chavez said via telephone.

"I am also very surprised that [Top Rank CEO] Bob Arum has empowered people in Mexico to approach my dad, my family - trying to convince me to sign the extension. This won't work and I believe that is unprofessional. I just want a fair deal, don't send emissaries trying to convince me."

"There have been other fighters who they are guaranteeing a lot more money than me. I just want a fair deal. I will not sue like Mikey Garcia did, I just want to do the right thing for them and for me."