Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Chavez Jr. Says His Father Will No Longer Be in Camp

By Rene Imanzor

Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32KOs) says his famous father, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., will no longer be present during training camp. Chavez suffering the first loss of his career on September 15th, dropping a twelve round unanimous decision to Sergio Martinez in Las Vegas.

Chavez says his training camp was a complete disaster, due to his father's constant interference - by demanding to have things done in a certain way.

"He [Chavez Sr.] was not with me for six or seven years of my career. I trained alone, he never helped me with my fights. [He spent his time] doing drugs and drinking all the time," Chavez Jr. said.

"I respect him a lot and paid attention [to what he told me in camp]. I had to [listen to] a lot of people.... Freddie Roach, [my father], but in the end I was the one who had to look good. Unfortunately that hurt me [listening to too many people in camp]. He can not be in the camps with me because he wants things done in the same manner as he did [when he was fighting], and each person is different."

Leading up to the fight, Chavez says there were personal issues that affected him and made him lose his focus. Following the loss, Chavez tested positive for marijuana. Now he must appear before the Nevada State Athletic Commission, who are likely going to issue a suspension and a fine. According to Chavez, the marijuana was used for medical purposes, to help him deal with insomnia.

"I intend to tell the truth. [It was used] for something medical with no intention of hurting anyone. In fact, the trace [of marijuana in my test] was minimal," Chavez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PulpFriction on 11-05-2012

[QUOTE=Rapid Counter;12665727]Smart move Jr, get rid of the only person in camp that seemed to be enthusiastic about the fight smh[/QUOTE] Yeah sr was all about this fight, too bad jr brought no spirit

Comment by ROSS CALIFORNIA on 11-05-2012

Only Chavez Jr. knows if his dad is really distracting him, but I think he should have kept this behind the scenes and not let it go public. He obviously still resents his father not being there for him when…

Comment by T.Horton on 11-05-2012

match this kid with Camacho Jr. He'll deal with this turd Chavez Jr.

Comment by John Barron on 11-05-2012

if sr wants to be involved with him 24/7, why can't he just train him full time? i don't understand it. even if chavez jr's a cheatin ass no-hoper, it's not good hearing a lot of voices in your corner…

Comment by turnedup on 11-05-2012

Your father was legit and a legend..you are..someone who just got beaten the hell up..and lost his belts..I think i'd be listening to dear old dad a bit more...SR knew how to fight..

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (62)
Top Headlines Johnny Tapia - Albuquerque Creates Statue To Honor Late Boxer WBO VP: No Controversy - Parker Deserved Win Over Fury Sauerland Very Pleased With Start of World Boxing Super Series Golovkin's Coach: Mayweather's Win Should NOT Count as 50 Anthony Yigit Vows That Nothing Will Stop Him From Victory Ward’s Shock Exit Gives Chance To Others To Fill P4P Vacuum Jarrell Miller to Face Mariusz Wach in HBO Debut November 11 Golovkin's Promoter: GGG Could Fight For Another Five Years David Benavidez Laughs at Plant, Open For Gilberto Ramirez Gassiev: Kudryashov Had Wrong Plan, Dorticos Did His Homework Photos: Leduan Barthelemy vs. Eduardo Ramirez - Official Weights Daniel Jacobs vs. David Lemieux is Very Possible, Says Hearn Jorge Linares, Terry Flanagan Trade Words - Call For Unification HBO Sports' Head on Formulating 'SuperFly 2' For Early 2018 Jack on Bivol, Vacating: I'm Not Ducking a Guy With 11 Fights! News: Vaughn Alexander, Christian Carto, Daniel Baiz, More Carl Frampton vs. Oscar Valdez Showdown is Targeted By Arum Tom Schwarz Injured, Withdraws From WBO Regional Defense AIBA's Wu Gets Upper Hand on Rivals With Latest Court Ruling Eddie Ramirez vs. Antonio DeMarco Added To Santa Cruz-Avalos Team Fury Want Parker Rematch or Lucas Browne Fight Next Sullivan Barrera Furious: I Should Be Fighting Bivol For WBA Title! Tony Harrison vs. Paul Valenzuela Set For Lara-Gausha Triple Joshua-Parker: Promoters Planning July Bout at Wembley Jezreel Corrales vs. Alberto Machado Announced For HBO, Oct. 21 Arum Wants Joseph Parker vs. Bryant Jennings Showdown Report: Bellew-Haye Rematch Set for December 10 at O2 Arena Dmitry Bivol vs. Trent Broadhurst in Monaco on Nov. 4, HBO Hearn on Jacobs' Options: Golovkin II, Canelo, Lemieux, Saunders Roy Jones: Andre Ward's Place in Boxing History is Near The Top Daniel Jacobs Confident: I See Myself Stopping Canelo! Photos: Jermell Charlo Grinds in Camp For Erickson Lubin Photos: Wlodarczyk Putting in Hard Work For Murat Gassiev Liam Smith: When Williams Feels He's Come Unstuck - He'll Quit! Joseph Parker's Coach: Anthony Joshua's Style is Perfect For Us! Sandor Martin Promises To Take Down Anthony Yigit Golovkin's Promoter: Mayweather Knew What GGG Does To Him Tommy Langford Vows To Bounce Back From First Career Defeat Mayweather, Klitschko, Ward, Jones Create 2022 HOF Debate Rigondeaux's Coach: Now Lomachenko Can Prove His True Worth!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement