Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (48-2-1, 32 KOs) is ready to return to the ring just three months after suffering an upset loss to Andrzej Fonfara. Chavez Jr meets fellow Mexican brawler Marcos Reyes (33-2, 24 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight bout. At the media workout Chavez Jr talked about a variety of topics surrounding him, his situation with his new trainer, weight, and what happened in the Fonfara fight.
"I think Robert Garcia was the best option for me after my last fight. He speaks Spanish and knows the Mexican style. He has trained a lot of champions and I have a good connection with him.
"I missed the basics of boxing training for the last fight. Since I had such a long layoff, I needed to get back to the basics and I never did.
"I feel like I am in a good place right now. I am confident in my boxing ability because I know I am in the right condition. I sparred 10 rounds yesterday, this never happened in my last fight.
"I must win this fight and then everyone will see that I am capable of fighting the big names like [Gennady] Golovkin and [Carl] Froch.
"I must stay prepared and focus on my current opponent. He's only 27 and has the ability.
"I learned a lot in my fight against [Andrzej] Fonfara. I really felt his punches, I became very tired. He taught me that I needed to spend more time in the gym and on my strategy. But I don't think it was the wrong decision to fight him.
"I am currently training not just for my fight with [Marcos] Reyes, but also for a potential rematch with Fonfara.
"I feel like I need to have a dominant performance to show my fans what I am capable of. I must work my jab and use my defense.
"For this fight I will be at 168, but I am not sure what I will weigh for my fights in the future. I'm ready for less than 168 to face opponents like Canelo [Alvarez]."