Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr (44-0-1, 31 KOs) will fight Marco Antonio Rubio(53-5-1, 46 KOs) on February 4 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Chavez Jr. is the current WBC middleweight champion which he won from Sebastian Zbik (30-1-0) last year.
He then defended his title against Peter Manfredo Jr. and won via 5th round knockout. He will try to do the same against Rubio, who fought former world titlist Kelly Pavlik but lost via stoppage in the 9th round. But since then, he had won 6 straight and earned the #1 spot in the WBC middleweight rankings.
This will be an intriguing fight since many critics picked the challenger Rubio to win via knockout. In order for Chavez Jr. to silence his critics, he needs to win with a flourish. The WBC is planning a Martinez-Chavez Jr. bout this year if both fighters win their respective fights. This will make the fight even more interesting since Rubio is determined to strip Chavez Jr.’s belt. If Rubio wins, he will deal Chavez Jr. his first loss and spoil the planned fight of the WBC for him against Martinez. This fight will be a clash of two Mexican fighters and promises to draw many Latino boxing fans.