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Chavez Says Leg Cramps Affected Him in Paez Defeat

By Osiris Mendez Cruz

Junior middleweight Omar Chavez (28-2, 21KOs) was unable to get revenge on Saturday night in Tijuana, Mexico. The 22-year-old boxer dropped another decision loss to Mexican rival Jorge Paez Jr. (32-4). Chavez lost a ten round majority decision to Paez last December, but this time Paez took a unanimous verdict from the judges. Chavez blames pre-fight leg cramps for affecting him in the ring, and forcing him to often retreat to the ropes where Paez would unload with combinations.

"It's not an excuse but you have to understand that these cramps affected me long before the fight. I'm taking credit away from Paez, but I was not 100%. This was not the first time it happened, but this time the cramps were more painful. Even when [promoter] Fernando Beltran came and asked me why I was not warming up, I said that if I warmed up I would run the risk of not going out to fight because of the intense pain," Chavez said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 07-23-2012

[QUOTE=VapeRippa;12364076]Leg cramps are a sign of dehydration, the boxing world is filled with guys killing themselves to make weight to enjoy that size edge.[/QUOTE] Actually it isn't always dehydration. I hydrate, stretch, warm up, proper technique, n rest my legs…

Comment by jtcs1981 on 07-23-2012

He went on a rant in Twitter that he thought he won the fight, that the judges robbed him. Now he is talking about leg cramps. Another kid making excuses.

Comment by NearHypnos on 07-23-2012

Leg cramps becoming an issue lately. I'm curious as to why it's been so common. Hudration sounds possible, but these guys show too much strength and stamina to make it sound like they're dehydrated. Could be diet, over training, "peds",…

Comment by nycsmooth on 07-23-2012

ist 2 thingd I think of is insufficient hydration or not enough running & leg muscles rebel...this is a fighters responsibility, IMO, not the trainers...

Comment by jab2theballs on 07-23-2012

Paez JR showed Chavez way too much respect

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