Chavez Jr. set to face Fonfara April 18
- Updated: March 10, 2015
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.