Andre Ward vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Could Be the Next Big Boxing Super Fight
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Boxing is always looking for the next big spectacle. After the failure of the boxing industry to bring Floyd Mayweather (43-0, 26 KO) vs. Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 KO) into fruition, boxing needs a new spectacle.
Undefeated fighters such as WBC/WBA super middleweight champ Andre Ward (25-0, 13 KO) and WBC middleweight champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KO) will participate in two very high-profile boxing events in September, according to The Ring (in association with Yahoo Sports).
Should these two popular fighters come out of their events the victor, they will be primed and ready to take on one another in what would likely be a high-profile pay-per-view sometime in 2013.
First, Ward must take care of business in his toughest fight so far against Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KO) on September 8th.
Chavez must also handle business in a tough fight against Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KO). Their rivalry has been brewing for over a year now and could is guaranteed to be a commercial success on HBO PPV.
While Martinez has the advantage in experience and speed, Chavez has steadily grown into his own as a pressure fighter who can cut off the ring and nullify his opponent's speed advantage.
With his iron chin and underrated boxing ability, if Chavez can trap Martinez in a corner, perhaps, he could score a surprise knockout that will ascend his popularity into the stratosphere.
Is Ward vs. Chavez Jr. the next big boxing spectacle?
Ward has also stated that he's working on becoming a better finisher, according to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times. With Dawson being Ward's only fight this year, since last year's demolition of Carl Froch, expect to see the absolute best of the super middleweight.
With Chavez's highly publicized weight issues, a leap to super middleweight is to be expected after taking out Martinez.
With that leap comes boxing's next big spectacle to admire.
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