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Deal reached for Chavez Jr.-Fonfara?

After the Froch fight fell apart due to an injury, Chavez Jr. reportedly now has a deal in place to fight Andrzej Fonfara.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Yesterday, Leon Margules (Andrzej Fonfara's promoter), announced that a deal had been reached for Chavez Jr. to face off with his fighter. Chavez Jr. echoed the announcement with the following tweet.

Margules then went on to discuss the his thoughts on the fight:

"The fight has been agreed to. Chavez and Fonfara are going to fight," Margules told RingTV.com. "I can't disclose the weight class yet, because that's confidential. April 18 is the date, but I don't know where, and I don't know the network.

"(But) anytime you have the opportunity to fight a great name and to be in a competitive fight that a lot of people are going to watch, it's great for your fighter. We were offered the fight, and we took it. Obviously, I was offered the fight by Chavez's people. I don't want to mention who offered it. It was a fight that we were able to agree on."

But of course things are never so simple in the convoluted world of boxing. As we know, Bob Arum is currently in arbitration with Chavez Jr, citing that he still owes him one last fight and has until April 6th, 2016 to fulfill his obligation to Top Rank. Bob Arum was asked if Chavez could make this fight happen, given all the legalities, to which he responded, "No."

"He can Tweet all that he wants that he's fighting this guy or that guy," said Arum. "We have a contract with him. Let him fight one more fight for us, and then, we can say goodbye."

So it appears this whole mess will continue to drag out in both the media and in the legal system for the foreseeable future. Whether Chavez Jr. gets in the ring at all while his contractual status is still being litigated is really up in the air - but this is certainly not the fight we were hoping for (not that Chavez should be blamed for Froch's injury).

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