With his legendary father set to enter the International Boxing Hall of Fame next weekend, the spotlight is on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr tonight, as the mega-popular young fighter targets his first major title, facing Sebastian Zbik on HBO Boxing After Dark.
The show starts at 10 p.m. EDT. The co-feature has exciting featherweight prospect Mikey Garcia (25-0, 21 KO) taking on short-notice opponent Rafael Guzman (28-2, 20 KO) in a 10-round bout, and we probably won't be switched off from the Showtime card in time to do round-by-round updates for that fight.
But we will be here for the main event, as 25-year-old Chavez (42-0-1, 30 KO) makes his first appearance on HBO and looks to lift the WBC middleweight title from Zbik (30-0, 10 KO). Chavez is the moderate betting favorite for the fight, and has Freddie Roach in his corner, but he's struggled against lesser fighters in the past and naysayers have been predicting his imminent downfall for a few years now. Will tonight be the night he meets more than he can handle, or will the son take another step forward?
Join us tonight for live discussion and round-by-round coverage.