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Chavez Jr. set to face Fonfara April 18

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is slated to return to the ring on April 18, when he takes on Andrzej Fonfara at the StubHub Center in Carson, California in a Showtime televised card.

“I’m excited to get back in the ring and remind everyone that I’m one of the best fighters in the world,” said Chavez Jr. “I have a tough test on April 18, but I am going to pass with flying colors and I look forward to taking on any challengers after that.”

The fight will be a 12-round light heavyweight contest, with tickets already on sale for $200, $150, $100, $50 and $25 at the StubHub Center and via AXS.com.

Chavez will also be making his Showtime debut, having fought on HBO for the last few years.

“As a fight fan, I love watching Julio fight.  As a network executive, I’m thrilled for him to make his Showtime debut on April 18,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Showtime Sports.  “Julio is one of the most exciting and popular boxers in the sport today, and with a new team behind him, we expect big things from him in 2015.  But Andrzej Fonfara is a real test, and he’s proven he’s not intimidated by any opponent.”

Showtime will air the fight at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Additional fights will be finalized in the coming weeks.

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