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 Last update:  12/25/2012       Read more by Miguel Rivera         
   
Chavez Jr. To Replace Roach With Nacho or Garcia?
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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.

Tags: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr , Freddie Roach


 

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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 videos. maybe robert garcia can whip him into a disciplined and dedicated fighter...

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 idiot decided not to fight until elventh rd. I know freddie has had a bad yr. but he is a good coach j...

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 boxers do have is good sparring to get ready for bouts. When I trained my nephew we alway...

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 you got roach ariza fighting over power i dont blame him really. maybe he feels another trainer...

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