Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ariza is Puzzled With Chavez Jr's Weight Problems

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza can’t understand the weight problems of former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., whose fight against No.1 contender Brian Vera will be at a catch-weight of 173 pounds over ten rounds when it was originally discussed for 163 pounds over twelve rounds.

Ariza who was previously working with Chavez Jr. told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that trainer Freddie Roach had indicated he would not train Chavez Jr. if Ariza was involved, adding “everybody wants to get me out and this is the kind of thing that happens.”

Ariza said he couldn’t understand how Julio could have gone up in weight when he’s been training for six months.

There have been indications that Chavez Jr., son of the legendary Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., may consider working with 2012 “Trainer of the Year” Robert Garcia after the Vera fight which is scheduled for Saturday at the StubHub Center  in Carson, California and will be telecast over ABS-CBN’s Studio 23.

Ariza told us he has long been friends with Chavez Jr. and would like to help him out.

Brian Vera’s trainer, Ronnie Shields, told BoxingScene’s Rick Reeno that Vera was financially compensated for allowing Chavez the additional pounds.
 
Shields told Boxingscene.com, "We explained everything to Brian of what can happen in the fight with the weight and ultimately it was Brian's decision to go forward with the fight. He said 'I trained too long not to fight. This is the best shape that I've ever been in."
 
The trainer said Vera “trained 17 weeks for the fight if you total everything up from the beginning of when we first started this [training camp] until now. He said what he wanted, he got what he wanted and he feels good about it. The most important thing is that Brian feels good about it and got what he wanted."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jbpanama on 09-27-2013

[QUOTE=619 southpaw;13784481]ariza does have a point ive never really heard of any fighters he has trained having weight issues. behind all the commotion around this guy he is pretty good at what he does[/QUOTE] Pass the 4 Burritos, and don't…

Comment by Alec900 on 09-26-2013

[IMG]http://aht.seriouseats.com/images/20110512-big-mac-burger-lab-18.jpg[/IMG] there,puzzle solved

Comment by Daddy T on 09-26-2013

maybe he doesn't want to be caught using pot to mask his diuretics YET again so he's having to do without?

Comment by TboneNYC09 on 09-26-2013

Lay off the chimichanga's. Just can't stand Chavez Jr.

Comment by 619 southpaw on 09-26-2013

ariza does have a point ive never really heard of any fighters he has trained having weight issues. behind all the commotion around this guy he is pretty good at what he does

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (19)
Top Headlines Photos: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Jason Sosa - Ready For War in NYC Photos: Sullivan Barrera, Felix Valera - On Weight For Showdown Photos: Kovalev, Shabranskyy - Ready For WBO Title Battle Gradovich With Eye Issues, Withdraws From IBF Eliminator Eddie Hearn Speaks With Tyson Fury, Offers To Guide Career HBO's Peter Nelson: We Have All-Action Fights on This Network Jeff Horn vs. Gary Corcoran Lands on BoxNation LIVE STREAM: Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy Weigh-in From New York Daniel Gonzalez: I'll Give it Everything To Reach Goal of World Title Shabranskyy's Coach is Expecting a 'Fight' With Kovalev Hearn: Anthony Joshua Wants To Do a Job on Joseph Parker News: Tramaine Williams, Sunny Edwards, Rivera Boxing, More Alexander Ustinov vs Manuel Charr Lands on BoxNation Felix Valera, Trainer: Barrera is a Better Fighter Than Kovalev Austin Trout Eyes Return in Early 2018, With "True 154 Pounder" Barrera: Shabranskyy Hits Hard, Definitely Can Beat Kovalev Saunders: Jacobs Praised For 'Brilliant Loss' - You Lost, Got Beat! Carl Frampton: I'm Ready For World Title Fight if it Comes Next Atif Shafiq Assesses Bramall Lane Victory, Plans For 2018 Joshua: Fury Boxed and Ran With Klitschko - I Don't Respect That! Brook Willing To Eat a Kangaroo Testicle To Secure Amir Khan British Board Confirm Tyson Fury's UKAD Hearing For December Jason Sosa Seeks Own Impressive Comeback on Kovalev Card Bob Arum To Hearn: 65-35 is More Than Fair For Joshua-Parker Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui Rematch in Play For January 27 Khan is Reportedly Highest Paid Contestant Ever on "I'm a Celeb" Duva: Kovalev Looks Better Physically, Happier, With New Coach Photos: Orlando Salido Putting in Work For Roman Clash WBC Prez: GGG Conquered The Hearts of Mexico, I Was Humbled Joshua Promoter: Our Offer is 'Five Times' Parker's Biggest Purse Salido: I Will Show Why So Many Champions Are Afraid of Me! Hearn Says Anthony Joshua Social Media Mess is 'Major Problem' Tyson Fury's Promoter Gives Statement on UKAD Hearing Delays UK Boxing News: Welborn, Hennon, Connor, Beech, More Photo: Tyson Fury Shows Off Bloated Form in Training Camp Joshua: I'd Knock Wilder Out With One Shot, Smack Parker Around! Manny Pacquiao Hints That He Wants Conor McGregor Next Groves: Eubank Improved, But Never Boxed Anyone on My Level Photos: Devon Alexander Returns Strong, Dominates Castillo Barrera 'Bitter' About Shabranskyy Getting Title Shot Before Him
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement