LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2019: Ahead of the rematch featuring KSI vs. Logan Paul at Staples Center on Saturday night, former middleweight champion, Daniel Jacobs and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. gathered for the official press conference to announce their showdown on Friday, Dec. 20 in Phoenix, Arizona.
The event will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN, which is available on any connected device.
“Excited to back in the ring with a great opportunity against Julio Cesar Chavez to show my skills in the super middleweight division. It’s an opportunity to be strong, and go inside the ring fully healthy, no excuses outside. I think this will be my show. This is a perfect caliber opponent, and complements my style very well. This sport can be very unforgiving, and the thrill can be gone. My dear friend Patrick Day, I lost a great friend of mine. It’s really hard to move forward, but I will always have him in the back of my mind. Boxing is not the same, but I want to maximize my full potential. I look forward to continuing in the super middleweight division, and I’ll see you all Dec. 20.”
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
“I’m so happy to be here and this opportunity given to me. I’m going to be ready, and I’m going train hard for this fight. I’m very happy about this fight.”
“This is a huge fight to end the year. The last few weeks we have seen fight of the year candidates continuously. On Dec. 20, we cap off with a fantastic fight. Danny Jacobs coming off a great fight against Canelo Alvarez, losing his IBF Middleweight belt, now moving up to 168, which I think will be a brilliant division for him. And Julio Cesar Chavez who has had his ups and down, now gets a great opportunity to fight where his father last fought.”
Joe Markowski, EVP DAZN NA
“Fight season continues. And Jacobs vs. Chavez Jr. will be a spectacular way to close out 2019. In the final four months of the year, our subscribers were treated to who’s who of boxing’s best:
- Canelo, Kovalev, GGG, Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz, Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia, Josh Taylor, Regis Prograis – and now we add Jacobs and Chavez Jr.
It’s a fascinating fight between high-profile former champions and we think it will create a lot of buzz within the boxing community.”