Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. wasn’t showboating in the final rounds of his Saturday night victory over Bryan Vera as much as he was dealing with pain.
Promoter Bob Arum said Sunday that Chavez Jr. will be evaluated by a hand-and-foot specialist Monday after his convincing unanimous-decision victory over Vera in their super-middleweight fight in San Antonio.
“We’ll get a [treatment] schedule and go from there,” Arum said.
Following the 117-110, 117-110, 114-113 victory on Saturday, Chavez Jr. (48-1-1, 32 knockouts) said he wants to next fight unbeaten world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs).
Earlier Saturday, Golovkin, who trains in Big Bear, announced he was scrapping his April 26 fight against Andy Lee to follow his country of Kazakhstan’s 40-day period of mourning following the death of his father.
“We want the fight, but we don’t know Golovkin’s plans,” Arum said. “Will he take another fight in the summer, then fight Chavez in the fall?”
Chavez, 28, at least redeemed himself following a sluggish September performance against Vera, when he twice missed weight, then won a criticized decision. He repeatedly pounded Vera with hard rights, and withstood Vera's best punches, displaying a sound chin in an entertaining bout.