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Chavez Jr. is Content With Career Path Despite Critics

By Jake Donovan

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. continues to cruise along in his young career. The latest achievement came Saturday evening in El Paso, where the 26-year old overcame a slow to start to score a 7th round stoppage on Andy Lee live on HBO.

The bout marked the third defense of the middleweight belt he acquired with a majority decision win over Sebastian Zbik last June. His entire middleweight reign (including the aforementioned title winning effort) has aired live on HBO, to the tune of notable box office ratings.

With each win comes a little more respect – or at least a little less criticism – as Chavez Jr. has grown into a top middleweight.

Of course, it hasn’t always been that way. Most of his career to date was viewed of that as a sideshow act and that he will never pan out as a pro.

Chavez Jr. is more than happy to prove his detractors wrong, though at one point had to ask himself whether or there was any truth to those whispers.

“Everyone was starting to criticize me so much that I began to believe I really was a bad fighter,” Chavez Jr (46-0-1, 32KO) joked to the media on hand for the post-fight press conference.

While unfair comparisons remain inevitable, Chavez Jr. is proud to wear the family name both in and out of the ring. In the ring, he continues to carry the same traits and habits as his father, to whom every one of his fights are dedicated.

“The talent, the heart and the balls – I get everything from my father. I feel very happy. This is a dream, thank you for making my dream come true.”

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ~AK49~ on 06-17-2012

[QUOTE=B.R!ghteous;12253882]Like many, I was a skeptic about JCC jr. He was born with a silver spoon and never had to fight to eat like his legendary padre. It is hard to get out of the shadow of one of the…

Comment by mushahadeen on 06-17-2012

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;12253233]Chavez Jr. is Content With Career Path Despite Critics[/QUOTE] People who know the sport aren't surprised at his success. Only casual fans thought Andy Lee had any chance at all. I doubt even Emanuel Steward really believed Andy Lee was…

Comment by B.R!ghteous on 06-17-2012

Like many, I was a skeptic about JCC jr. He was born with a silver spoon and never had to fight to eat like his legendary padre. It is hard to get out of the shadow of one of the…

Comment by newcastleking on 06-17-2012

All of the folks who called Chavez a paper champ or a bum or whatever said Lee would destroy him. They ought to give him his due respect. And size? Lee was bigger than Julio. Ill say that Chavez has…

Comment by boxingfan76 on 06-17-2012

[QUOTE=4real;12253250]you are gay, ur just too ahamed too admit it.[/QUOTE] no kidding after that performance you know ,for someone to criticize it ,it has nothing to do with boxing but other mattters like racial hatred or jealousey....

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