Chavez Jr. will have a huge weight advantage against Lee on June 16th
By Dan Ambrose: Unless the WBC plans on having a secondary weigh-in the day of the fight to make sure that WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s weight isn’t over a certain percentage, Chavez Jr. will likely be weighing over 180 pounds for his June 16th fight against Andy lee (28-1, 20 KO’s) at the Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas, United States. Lee is a smaller middleweight in terms of weight, and probably won’t be more than a few pounds over 160 pounds on the night of the fight.
Lee is more of a junior middleweight fighting at middleweight than a true middleweight. Chavez Jr. in contract, he’s more of a cruiserweight fighting at middleweight. It’s amazing that Chavez Jr. is able to take off so much weight and then put it back on in a hurry without being weight drained.
Someone taking off and putting back on 20+ of water weight is really asking for trouble by coming into their fights drained. But not Chavez Jr. I don’t know how he does it but I’d like to see how his trainer Freddie Roach is able to get him through the water weight shedding process without Chavez Jr. being weakened.
If Lee can handle a fighter out-weighing him by nearly 25 pounds on the night of the fight, then he’ll be okay but I doubt it. That’s far too much weight and he’ll probably get crushed in this fight. Chavez Jr. didn’t look fast or powerful in his last fight against Marco Antonio Rubio. Chavez Jr. looked slow and was getting hit a lot. He stayed in close and beat Rubio on the inside. After the fight, Chavez Jr. said he fought that way because he didn’t have any problems taking Rubio’s shots. Chavez Jr. won’t be able to get away with fighting that way against Lee, because he’s a lot faster and stronger than Rubio.
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