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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. plans August 11th return

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Chavez has been out of action for over a year

Canelo Alvarez v Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

More than a year after his one-sided loss to Canelo Alvarez, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is on the comeback path, telling ESPN Deportes he plans to return on August 11th at super middleweight. He names Sergio Mora and Vanes Martirosyan as potential opponents and claims that a sprain in his right foot caused the extended layoff.

Mora doesn’t seem interested.

It’s telling that Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KO) is targeting smaller men. While he’s arguably been a sideshow attraction for a while, he was at least a reasonably entertaining sideshow attraction. He was absolutely putrid against Alvarez, offering none of his usual pressure and body punching.

Even the inherent likability of a huge lug is tested when said lug isn’t trying.

In any event, we’ll keep you guys posted when and if boxing’s one true Large Adult Son secures himself an opponent. An opponent besides the scale and his own self-destructive tendencies, of course.