Advertisement
Advertisement

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 Body Movin' 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 Dillian Whyte, Dereck Chisora Could Collide in December Smith Backs Froch: Kovalev is Best Pound For Pound Fighter! Amir Khan Says Land For Boxing Academy is Now in Dispute Team USA: Olympic Postmortem De La Hoya on Canelo-GGG: We Can't Afford To Wait Beyond 2017 Chocolatito: Cuadras Talks A lot, But I'll Prove it in The Ring! Golovkin: No Big Fights at 168, I Make 160 Easy - I'm Not Big 160 Juanma: Business Opportunity Made Me Return, Not Vazquez Morrison, Golub, Baranchyk, Peterkin Head To 9/23 ShoBox Robert Guerrero: I'm Ready For a World Title Shot Right Now! Photos: Gennady Golovkin, Roman Gonzalez Big Bear Media Day Saunders Still a Possibility for Canelo, Golden Boy Focused on Smith Jon Fernandez, Jose Roman Ink Pacts With Lou DiBella De La Hoya: Canelo a 154-Pounder, Will Fight Golovkin When Ready! Jarrell Miller's Promoter: He's Ready For Any World Champion Canelo: Margarito Fight Will NEVER Happen, He Should Retire Ramiro Carrillo, Achour Esho Return on October 1, UIC Pavilion Joshuanthony Ortiz, Edgardo Laboy Ink Pacts With Miguel Cotto Canelo Admits Move To 160 is Likely Next For His Career Mason Menard Puts a Target on The Back of Terry Flanagan Anthony Joshua-David Price Ruled Out For The Fall By Hearn James Kirkland Arrested Over Child Support Beef Photos: Anthony Crolla, Jorge Linares Go Face To Face Photos: Glowacki, Usyk - Go Face To Face at Open Workouts Jessie Vargas: "On November 5th I Will Shut The Critics Up!" Daniel Jacobs: Brook Just Too Small To Survive Against Golovkin Golovkin Laughs at Froch, Eubank: Those Clowns Won't Fight Me! J'Leon Love Will Face Dashon Johnson on September 16 Marlon Tapales vs. Paul Butler in The Works For The Fall De La Hoya: Canelo-Smith Will Have Up To 60,000 Fans at Venue! Frampton: The UK Has 14 World Champions - Not All Are Legit! Gerard Carroll To Fight Twice In Eight Days De La Hoya: Canelo-Golovkin Won't Take 6 Years, But Not Now Daniel Geale vs. Renold Quinlan, Vacant IBO 168 Belt on 10/14 Tom Brown Reflects on The Lost Art of Building a Fighter Amir Khan Plans To Fight in January, May and December Caleb Plant Dominates De Angel in PBC on FS1 Main Event Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Hirotsugu Yamamoto Card Coming Together Canelo-Smith on Pace To Outdo Pacquiao, Says Golden Boy VP Video: Abel Sanchez on Brook, Andre Ward, 160 Landscape
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement