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Chavez Jr. To Replace Roach With Nacho or Garcia?

By Miguel Rivera

According to multiple sources in Mexico, former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Junior (46-1-1, 32 KOs) intends to terminate his relationship with trainer Freddie Roach. There has been no confirmation from Chavez himself, but sources indicate that Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain and Robert Garcia are being mentioned as the leading candidates to replace Roach.

Chavez suffered his first defeat in September, when he lost a twelve round decision to Sergio Martinez in Las Vegas. Following the match he tested positive for marijuana. Both Roach and Chavez would later reveal that Julio's training camp was a complete disaster and probably the worst of his career. For his future fights, Chavez would promise to change several items related to his training, but never explained what changes would be made.

Chavez does like to train in Mexico and in the past he's been very resistant when it came to traveling for camp.

In January, Chavez will appear before the Nevada State Athletic Commission to receive his punishment for the marijuana use. He will receive a suspension which should expire in time for Julio to fight on planned HBO date in May.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by flint on 12-27-2012

don't understand why they suspend boxers. they should just hit them with heavy fines. because they fight every 3,4,or 5 months anyway. what is the use of a suspension.

Comment by chiguy91 on 12-26-2012

yeah, nacho wouldn't deal with his lack of commitment to the sport for long. he should go with garcia. robert is a chavez sr fanboy, and he's expressed that he would really like to train chavez jr in elie seckbach's…

Comment by Muscles72 on 12-26-2012

Jr. dosen't need to change trainers he needs to change him man just look at his habits in the 24/7 episodes how many times did he stand up roach and he can blame the last loss on himself the ffn…

Comment by Luilun on 12-26-2012

You can't increase boxing IQ by changing to Nacho your either dumb or smart and Chavez is dumb,But Garcia has a handful of brawlers that fit Chavez mind set. I also think Garcia is a bit over rated, what his…

Comment by Cinci Champ on 12-26-2012

and he has said multiple times he likes training in mexico and maybe the hollywood type atmosphere at wild card is a little much. all the actors drama its almost a free for all as fare as gyms go. then…

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