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Chavez Jr. Admits To Last Minute Struggle To Make Weight

By Salvador Rodriguez

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (44-0-1, 31KOs) admits that he stuggled a little bit to make the middleweight limit. On Saturday night, Chavez makes the second defense of his WBC middleweight championship. Chavez, who scaled in at 159.5 pounds, will take on mandatory challenger Marco Antonio ‘Veneno’ Rubio (53-5-1, 46KOs), who weighed 159.

There was a minor delay before Chavez stepped on the scale to make weight. The delay was caused by Chavez's struggle to shave off the final pound. When he finally stepped on the scale, Chavez was forced to fully undress in order to meet required limit.

"We're fine, but the last pound was difficult. We made the weight and tomorrow everything is going to be alright. I'll be stronger and faster than Rubio. Tomorrow I want to demostrate why I’m the champion," Chavez told BoxingScene.com.

Rubio, despite being a 4-1 underdog, has vowed to come out with a lot pressure from the opening bell and he promises to secure the victory by knockout.

"I'm going out with pressure from the start. I feel very strong. I waited so long to get this opportunity and tomorrow I’ll get this belt and bring it back home," said Rubio.

Although most of the fans in attendence were expressing their support for the champion, a small of group of fans were firmly behind the challenger.

Salvador Rodriguez cover boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Da Boxer on 02-04-2012

Chavez Jr. is about to be exposed! La Nena Jr. will have to "man up", even know that Rubio may not be all that, but is the strongest competion La Nena Jr. has faced till' today. Go Veneno! Pop 'da…

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 02-04-2012

[QUOTE=eddie_monster;11743139]I thought Ariza was like the best in business? Shouldn't he be in better shape? I guess he just needs to move up since he isn't disciplined to lose the weight for Middleweight.[/QUOTE] I feel Ariza is doing everything but…

Comment by rey guey on 02-04-2012

same Rubio who quit on his stool against Pavlik.

Comment by EdMon917 on 02-04-2012

I thought Ariza was like the best in business? Shouldn't he be in better shape? I guess he just needs to move up since he isn't disciplined to lose the weight for Middleweight.

Comment by Junior M Weight on 02-04-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;11742660]I've said he is going to beat Rubio. Rubio is overrated and isn't all what people make him out to be. Yea he beat Lemieux but dude quit like a ***** vs Pavlik. Maybe not tomato cans but certainly…

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