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Golovkin vs Chavez being worked on for July 12 at The Forum

Gennady Golovkin may be headed up to 168 pounds to face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on July 12.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

The refurbished Forum in Inglewood, California, could play host to a big fight on July 12, as promoters for Gennady Golovkin and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr are discussing a potential fight, Lance Pugmire of the LA Times reports.

Golovkin (29-0, 26 KO) last fought on February 1 in Monte Carlo, making predictably easy work of Osumanu Adama in a non-HBO bout. Chavez (48-1-1, 32 KO) returned last weekend with a solid win over Bryan Vera in a rematch from last year's controversial September bout, taking a clear-cut a decision at super middleweight.

If the fight goes through, it would be an HBO pay-per-view event, making for a boxing pay-per-view every month from March through July 2014, with Canelo-Angulo (SHO) leading off the slate tomorrow, followed by Pacquiao-Bradley II (HBO) on April 12, Mayweather-Maidana (SHO) on May 3, and Cotto-Martinez (HBO) on June 7.

If the fight does take place, it will be at 168 pounds, with Golovkin moving up for the challenge (and the money). Promoter Tom Loeffler of K2 says that he "anticipates no problems" making the fight a reality, and that it's their best option.

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