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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Plans To Stick With Freddie Roach

By Miguel Rivera

After scouting for months for a new trainer, former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. plans to retain the services of Freddie Roach. Chavez is scheduled to return on June 22nd in either Texas of Mexico City.

"No, I will not change coaches. I will continue with Freddie Roach. I will train the last few months with him, because I will be heading to Otomni to be with my coach Vladimir Valdenegro, who always helps me prepare," Chavez told reporters during a training session.

Chavez (46-1-1, 32KOs) tried to hire Nacho Beristain but they were unable to reach an agreement on the money.

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum told BoxingScene.com on Thursday that Chavez will face either Matthew Macklin, Darren Barker or Brian Vera.

Chavez was last seen in September, where he suffered a decision loss to Sergio Martinez. He then tested positive for marijuana and got suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The suspension runs until June 15th.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by paulf on 03-30-2013

[QUOTE=Cuauhtémoc1520;13193606] For me that's the biggest issue with Jr, is he needs someone to be on top of him and really control every aspect of his training. Roach just isn't that guy anymore and [B]I think Jr knows he can…

Comment by tenPt on 03-30-2013

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;13193397]When was the last time a Freddie Roach fighter won? Linares I guess?[/QUOTE] Jose Benevides is still undefeated.

Comment by TonyCa$h on 03-30-2013

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;13193397]When was the last time a Freddie Roach fighter won? Linares I guess?[/QUOTE]Frankie Gomes, Ray Beltran

Comment by Apple Mac Stud on 03-30-2013

[QUOTE=True Fan05;13194407]Says the guy with a bum in his avatar[/QUOTE] Funny thing is you have Khan and Chavez in your avatar and both are overrated, not to mention Khan was knocked out cold in 4 rounds by the "bum" you're…

Comment by torosboxing75 on 03-30-2013

[QUOTE=True Fan05;13194407]Says the guy with a bum in his avatar[/QUOTE] Says the guy with the loser on his avatar that lost to the bum on the other guys avatar.:nana:

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