In a not so shocking turn of events, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (51-3-1) missed the weight limit for his upcoming fight against the former middleweight world champion Daniel Jacobs (35-3).
The pair will meet tonight at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, US in a super-middleweight clash. Chavez Jr. tipped the scale at 78.3 kilos which is 2 kilograms heavier above the 76.2 kg limit.
Jacobs, on the other hand, came in just on point – 76.1 kilos for his super-middlweight debut.
That being said, the 33-year-old Mexican will be have to pay a fine of $1 million. It was reported earlier, that his purse was estimated around $3 millions.
“I guess we can’t be too shocked by it, but I am not too disappointed because I know Chavez put the work in,” promoter Eddie Hearn said to ESPN.com. “I genuinely don’t think he can make 168 anymore.
“He can earn his redemption in the ring if he shows enough heart for the 10,000-plus fans. He is in shape, but so is Danny, who feels amazing up at 168. The weight will help Julio,” said Hearn.
The 32-year-old Jacobs will have his second fight of 2019. He lost his previous one against Saul Alvarez who defeated him via UD back in May.