Chavez Jr. doesn’t want his father Julio Sr. with him in training camp any longer
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) reportedly says he no longer wants his famous father Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. to accompany him when he trains for his next fight coming up in 2013, according to The Record. Chavez Jr. wants to do things his way and not the way that his rather did.
Chavez Jr. told the Record.com.mx “He [Chavez Sr] cannot be in the camps with me because he wants things done as he did, and each person is different.”
Chavez Jr. was dominated by Sergio Martinez in a losing by a 12 round unanimous decision on September 15th of this year in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chavez Jr. did come on and score a knockdown of Martinez in the 12th when Martinez made the mistake of standing in front of a desperate Chavez Jr.
The knockdown really encouraged Chavez Jr., who said “I lost with dignity. I was on the verge of a knockout of Martinez.”
That’s not exactly true. There was a moment where Chavez Jr. looked like he could have possibly scored a knockout, but then moment passed quickly as Martinez quickly recovered from the knockdown and ducked most of Chavez Jr’s biggest shots. However, instead of Chavez Jr. doing the landing in the last seconds of the fight it was Martinez who was landing well at the time the fight ended. So it’s not exactly true that Chavez Jr. was on the verge of knocking anyone out. The closer truth was he knocked Martinez down, he then got up and resumed control of the fight despite injuring his right knee during the fall.
Chavez Jr. is going to have problems really soon regardless of who’s in his training camp with him. He’s getting bigger and bigger, and there’s going to be a point where he can’t melt down from 190 to fight at 160 against smaller guys. He’s getting down to around 180 and then dehydrating to 160 to make weight. He then rehydrated back up to 180 to have a big weight advantage against guys. This kind of thing can’t last because he’s either going to start not making weight consistently or he’ll be too weak from having dropped that amount of weight in a hurry. Either way he’s going to have a decision about what he wants to do. At this point I think even 168 is going to be a problem for him soon. He’s walking around as a cruiserweight for his fights at 160, and that’s probably where he belongs. Either cruiserweight or light heavyweight. He’s too big to be still fighting at middleweight, and it’s sad that the World Boxing Council doesn’t have rehydration limits to keep from fighters like this being able to melt down to fight smaller guys.
Chavez Jr. will likely be given a suspension of some kind of the Nevada State Athletic Commission for Chavez Jr. testing positive for marijuana for his last fight. Chavez Jr. might get off lightly but it’s likely he’ll receive at least three to four months suspension. That probably won’t hurt him too much because he wants to fight a rematch with Martinez, who is going to be operated on this month to have his torn up right knee repaired. That’s going to take Martinez some time before he’s ready to fight again. As such, it’ll work out perfectly for Chavez Jr. with his suspension.
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