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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..

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