By Miguel Rivera
Former world champions Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Alfredo 'Perro' Angulo have agreed with their promoter, Premier Boxing Champions, to have preliminary fights before a potential confrontation, according to ESPN Deportes.
Chavez Jr. vs. Angulo was already supposed to take place on a date in July or August.
Both Chavez Jr. and Angulo confirmed that they will first face other opponents, and that PBC will inform them of the date. If they win, then they will begin negotiations to face each other, now, after two failed attempts to make that fight.
Chávez Jr., who has a professional record of 50-3-1 and 32 knockouts, has been inactive for over two years.
The son of a legend has not fought since May 2017 when he lost a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision to Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Chavez Jr. has been training with Don Rómulo Quirarte in Tijuana.
While Angulo, who has a record of 25-7 with 21 knockouts, is coming off a two round knockout of Evert Bravo in April. He's currently training with Abel Sánchez in California.
Speaking of the Chavez family, younger brother Omar Chavez will return to the ring this Saturday at the Oasis Arena Cancun, as part of the same card where Yesenia 'Nina' Gomez will once again defend her World Boxing Council world title.
In the main event of the bill organized by Promociones del Pueblo and Cancun Boxing, Omar (38-5-1, 25 KOs) will be measured against Oziel 'Ruso' Santoyo (10-1-1, 8 KOs), originally from Monterrey. Both boxers weighed 158.7 pounds on Friday.
For the other semi-main event battle, 'Nina' Gomez (15-5-3, 6 KOs) will defend the 108-pound title against Ana Victoria Polo (8-4, 2 KOs), from Mexico City. Gomez and Polo stepped on the scale at 106.9 pounds. It will be the second defense by Yesenia.