Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andrzej Fonfara: Time, Channel, Odds & Favorite

Cesar Chavez Jr. exchanges punches with Sergio Martinez in 2012. (Getty)

Cesar Chavez Jr. exchanges punches with Sergio Martinez in 2012. (Getty)

Mexican boxing star Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. takes on Andrzej Fonfara on Saturday at The StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The 12-round bout will be fought at a 172-pound catchweight and will air live on Showtime Championship Boxing at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT.


Odds of Winning

Andrzej Fonfara celebrates his Light Heavyweight knock out win over Gabriel Campillo in 2013 (Getty)

Andrzej Fonfara celebrates his Light Heavyweight knock out win over Gabriel Campillo in 2013 (Getty)

Chavez enters the ring a favorite in Vegas and on online sportsbooks (see odds below). But Chicago resident Fonfara is a hungry up-and-comer and brings to the fight with an impressive skill set a and solid resume of past opposition.

Former WBC middleweight world champion Chavez (48-1, 32 KOs) is coming off a one-year layoff. He was last in the ring outpointing Brian Vera in a March 2014 rematch, having also beaten the veteran brawler in their prior encounter in 2013. Previous to his two meetings against Vera, 29-year-old Chavez had suffered his only career-defeat at the hands of Sergio Martinez in a stunning 12-rounder.

Watch Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. discuss Fonfara (and some wicked Chavez highlights):

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Polish-born Fonfara (26-3, 16 KOs) comes to the fight having defeated Doudou Ngumbu after being decisioned by world champ Adonis Stevenson in May 2014.

“I think Chavez Jr. is a great fighter, world champion,” Fonfara, 27 years old, said. “I’m ready for meet Chavez in the ring April 18 and show him I’m better boxer.”

Let’s take a look at the betting numbers:

bet365: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr -333   Andrzej Fonfara +250

skyBET: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr -500   Andrzej Fonfara +350

UNIBET: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr -400   Andrzej Fonfara +300

Winner: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr -400   Andrzej Fonfara +275

On the co-feature, undefeated New Yorker Amir Imam takes on Walter Castillo of Nicaragua in a 10-rounder.