Arturo Sacramento of Yahoo Deportes is reporting that former middleweight titlist, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is being courted aggressively by behind-the-scenes power broker, Al Haymon.
Reportedly, Haymon is offering the second generation star a multi-year contract worth as much as $47 million.
The former concert promoter has been busy lately, snatching up additional talent to add to his already impressive roster of fighters. Most recently, Haymon signed Amir Khan and cruiserweight contender BJ Flores to his stable of fighters, already several dozen strong, which includes stars such as Floyd Mayweather, Adonis Stevenson, and Deontay Wilder.
Chavez is reported to be considering his options, recently meeting with promoter Bob Arum over the Pacquiao-Bradley weekend in Las Vegas. Signing with Haymon could likely mean moving away from HBO due to growing friction between the manager/adviser and the network.
This also leaves a proposed July pay-per-view bout with Gennady Golovkin up in the air, pending Chavez’s decision.
The loss of Chavez would be a major blow for HBO, who counted Chavez’s cards as some of the highest-rated shows on their network. The premium channel was also counting on a Chavez-Golovkin PPV, around which they could anchor their boxing programming for the second half of 2014.