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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. withdraws from Badou Jack fight with injured heel

No deal had been finalized for the fight, which was planned for April 30th.

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. will not be making a wholly undeserved bid at Badou Jack's WBC super middleweight title after all, as the thirty-year-old has pulled out of the proposed bout with a heel injury.

There is no word yet as to whether the fight will be delayed or whether Jack will find a new opponent for April. An eliminator between Callum Smith and Hadillah Mohouadi is currently set for April 2nd in Liverpool despite George Groves' protests.

Chavez (49-2, 32 KO) last fought in July, when he rebounded from his thrashing at the hands of Andrzej Fonfara by scraping past Marcos Reyes in a less-than-triumphant performance. Chavez failed to make weight for the super middleweight clash, because of course he did.

The conspiracy buffs among you may find issue with the timing of this announcement, which comes a little over a week after Chavez Sr. bemoaned his son's lack of work ethic. Make of that what you will.

Also, for those of you curious as to why I made three different posts for fight withdrawals, I have three reasons:

1. I was partway through one of them before news broke of Rigondeaux's withdrawal.

2. It helps TL;DR people who only look at headlines.

3. I found the avalanche of tragedy amusing.

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