Chavez Jr. with a lot of weight to lose in 2 months
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1, 32 KO’s) is expected to be back in the ring in two months to face middleweight contender Brian Vera on September 7th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
However, in looking at how fat and out of shape Chavez Jr. appeared last night in watching his brother junior middleweight Omar Chavez fight Charlie Navarro in Nayarit, Mexico, I kind of doubt whether Chavez Jr. will be able to take the weight off in just two months to take that fight.
Last night, you could see that Chavez Jr. was sporting a paunch and looked nothing a professional athlete. He looked someone that has been sitting on the couch eating well for the past 10 months.
Chavez Jr. looks to be at least 30 pounds overweight with a slight pot belly. I’m not talking about 30 pounds of muscle that Chavez Jr. is carrying around. He’s got a lot of belly fat and his face looks swelled up like a little beach ball. I don’t see how he’s going to be able to take off that much fat in 8 weeks to be ready to fight Vera at 168.
It doesn’t matter how much water weight Chavez Jr. takes off to make the 168 lb. limit, he simply looks to be carrying too much fat for him take off all that blubber in just 8 weeks. Let me put it this way; Chavez Jr. won’t be doing himself any favors if he tries to take off that kind of fat in just 8 weeks because he’s huge right now.
He’s put on too much weight in the 10 months he’s been out of the ring since his loss to Sergio Martinez last year in September. If Chavez Jr. is wise he’ll move the Vera fight to December and start working on his conditioning right now because it’s going to take a good four months to take off that lard he’s put on, and then he can focus on his training for the fight. He can’t use training as a far farm if he wants to beat a guy like Vera.