Home Boxing News Julio Cesar Chavez-Pawel Wolak Could Happen on Sept. 11

Julio Cesar Chavez-Pawel Wolak Could Happen on Sept. 11

 Mexican middleweight (160 pounds) prospect Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. could face New Jersey resident Pawel Wolak on Sept. 11 likely in Mexico, Top Rank Promotions’ Hall of Fame matchmaker, Bruce Trampler, confirmed to FanHouse moments ago.

“We’ve discussed it. [Wolak’s manager] Ivan Edwards’ texted me and he called [Top Rank matchmaker] Brad Goodman and he said, ‘you know, we really want that fight, let’s see if we can make it happen,'” said Trampler. “[Wolak] is the only guy being considered right now.”

The 24-year-old son of the former multi-world champion by the same name, Chavez (41-0-1, 30 knockouts) is coming off of last month’s unanimous decision over New York’s John Duddy (29-2, 18 KOs) at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

“We’ll see. It’s a fight that is still up in the air. If I do get offered the fight, then it would be a great fight. I would definitely take it. If I were to beat him, I would explode into the boxing world, I think,” said Wolak, who is 28.

“Chavez is a big name, after his father’s accomplishments. His name, especially in Mexico, is very significant,” said Wolak. “If I were to win that fight, it would be a huge step for me that would put me right there in the middle of the action.”

Chavez shares trainer, Freddie Roach with seven-division titlist and WBO welterweight (147 pounds) king, Manny Pacquiao, WBA junior welterweight (140 pounds) titlist, Amir Khan, and, unbeaten junior middleweight (154 pounds) Vanes Martirosyan.

“I’m going down to [Roach’s] Wild Card Boxing Club tomorrow talk with Freddie tomorrow,” said Trampler.

Nicknamed “The Raging Bull,” Wolak (27-1, 17 KOs), of Mount Arlington, N.J., is coming off of a June 5, unanimous decision over James Moore (17-3, 10 KOs) of New York, New York, in a 10-round, junior middleweight bout.

“We’ve heard from Top Rank, and we’ve been talking about this fight for the last couple of days. We’re very interested in that fight,” said Edwards of Wolak, who defeated Moore, 97-93 on cards of George DeGabriel and Kevin Morgan, and, 96-94, on that of Frank Lombardi. FanHouse had it for Wolak, 98-92.

“We hope and pray that the fight will go, because we’re very excited about it. Wolak has always had his eye on Chavez. I’m sure that there are some chinks in his armour, and Wolak wants to go to Mexico and show that he’s one of the better fighters in boxing,” said Edwards. “They may think that Wolak is just a walk in the park, but we want to show that Wolak is the real deal and not just a safe opponent.”

Wolak said that he watched Chavez’s victory over Duddy.

“I guess that Chavez put on one of his best performances against John Duddy, whom he beat fairly easily,” said Wolak, who was slowed by bruised ribs against Moore.

“But as it relates to me, though, I’m always looking to improve on my performances,” said Wolak. “I feel like I’m getting better from fight to fight. Basically, for me, I’m never satisfied. I’m always hungry.”

Although Wolak has been campaigning at 154 pounds, he said that he would have “No problem fighting” if the two were to meet at 160.

“I’ll do what I have to do because I want to get to the top level and fight better and better fighters, and I think that Chavez would be a great step for me,” said Wolak. “My style, and my pressure, which I’m working extremely hard on right now — cutting off the ring, head movment, not getting hit back, trapping guys on the ropes — I’m growing in all of those areas.”

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