Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has accumulated a winning fight record of 50-2-1-1(NC) in a career that spans for more than a decade. Yet, the “Son of the Legend” has also built a reputation for fighting lesser known opposition and smaller fighters, while being pampered against the real challenges.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s most notable win was against Andy Lee. His major fight against Sergio Martinez turned out badly, and stories about his lack of discipline in training started to resurface. Not only was he accused of not training properly under coach Freddie Roach, but also of taking illegal substances.
Still, Chavez Jr. insists his upcoming fight with Canelo Alvarez is going to be different. He promises that he’ll make weight, train hard, and he can’t wait to be on top of his game again. Will he finally be able to prove his worth eventually step out of his legendary father’s shadow?
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to prove critics wrong
Not only has the “Son of the Legend” need to instill self-discipline, battle it out against Canelo Alvarez, but he wants to prove his critics wrong once and for all. His father, Chavez Sr talks about where all that motivation is coming from.
“Julio has to win. They say that he has always been protected and that he does not bring anything of mine [to the ring] and that he uses marijuana and a lot of other sh*t they have talked about, so it is time to make them cover their noses over all the sh*t that they have said about his career,” Chavez Sr. said in a report by BoxingScene.
Chavez Sr. backs up his son against Canelo Alvarez and insists that Chavez Jr. knows his commitments and realizes the significance of this fight. “My son is aware of the importance, that he can not lose this fight. He said that he can not lose to anyone, especially Canelo Alvarez, because of the rivalry – and he asked me to trust him and I do. I told him that he can not lose because it is the fight of his life and the fight where he can close a lot of mouths.”
Robert Garcia gives Chavez Jr. the edge over Canelo Alvarez
There is no doubt in the eyes of boxing fans that Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez is the fight that ought to be made. GGG is probably the most feared fighter today and Alvarez has been accused of ducking him for years.
But renowned trainer Robert Garcia feels that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is a bigger fight than Gennady Golovkin. He means that at least in terms of sales and how much money the fight could generate considering they’re both very popular in Mexico. He still acknowledges though that Canelo Alvarez looks bad for not fighting Gennady Golovkin when he vacated his title instead.
“It’s going to be pretty interesting…both of them are hungry to get that win…it’s about not only himself, but pride…the whole country…his family, the last name means a lot…I give Chavez the edge,” Robert Garcia said in a video report by FightHype.
As long as Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. trains hard and works on his preparations diligently he believes he will beat Canelo Alvarez. He cited Chavez Jr. as the bigger fighter and he expects him to come in stronger, as among the reasons he gives him the edge.
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