Chavez Jr vs Golovkin fight still being worked on

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A plan to match Gennady Golovkin and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is still in the works.

A potential July 19 fight between Gennady Golovkin and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is still being negotiated, according to Golovkin's trainer Abel Sanchez in a report at World Boxing News.

Golovkin (29-0, 26 KO) would be stepping up to 168 pounds for the fight, though not giving up his WBA middleweight title at this point. It's a money fight for him, and a chance to make the biggest statement of his career against Chavez (48-1-1, 32 KO) in Golovkin's biggest fight to date.

"(Promoters) Tom Loeffler and Bob Arum should have the minor details that are left to settle done by the beginning of next week, so hopefully we will be treated to a historical event with Chavez Jr at the fabulous Forum of Los Angeles in the summer."

Sanchez says that Golovkin is already training some, running and working out, and is ready to get back in the ring.

The July 19 date is tentative, and could wind up pushed back after Golden Boy jumped ahead two weeks of their prior plan, moving Canelo Alvarez's next fight -- against Erislandy Lara -- to July 12 on Showtime pay-per-view. With Chavez-Golovkin also proposed as a pay-per-view through HBO, the network, Top Rank, and K2 might not want to try and sell another $60 fight seven days later.

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