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Photos: Chavez Jr., Donaire Win Decisions in San Antonio

By Rafael Soto

San Antonio, Texas - Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. retained the WBC middleweight title Saturday night, earning a unanimous decision over fellow Mexican Marco Antonio Rubio. The scores were 118-110, 116-112 115-113 for Chavez, which drew a mixed reaction from the 14,120 in attendance Saturday at the Alamodome. Chavez (45-0-1-1) overcame a gutsy performance by Rubio (53-6-1) despite having some trouble entering the fight.

Nonito Donaire dominated the co-main event, winning a 12-round split decision over Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. to win the WBO junior featherweight title. Donaire (28-1), making his debut in the 122-pound weight class, won 117-110 on two scorecards and lost the third 115-112. Vasquez (21-2-1) went down in the ninth, staggered by a left uppercut before being dropped by a left overhand.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hindsight 20/10 on 02-06-2012

[quote=budfr;11748273]that pic is offensive to mexicans. Mayweather is a woman beater, a coward, and only hugs and runs. Overhyped by american media.[/quote] amen to that brother!!!!

Comment by budfr on 02-05-2012

[QUOTE=TX_BOXNG;11748115]Yea i didnt think chavez was tough or had heart, but this fight he showed some, his skills arent good at all, he prolly is the worst mexican champ, but go get yo money junior[/QUOTE] That pic is offensive to…

Comment by budfr on 02-05-2012

[QUOTE=flint;11747964]chavez corny ass does'nt stand a chance with maravilla.to be mexican i hate to say this but jr is the sorriest champion ever in mexican boxing history.even the up and coming future champion won't be this terrible.[/QUOTE] Sorry TX boxing…

Comment by budfr on 02-05-2012

[QUOTE=flint;11747964]chavez corny ass does'nt stand a chance with maravilla.to be mexican i hate to say this but jr is the sorriest champion ever in mexican boxing history.even the up and coming future champion won't be this terrible.[/QUOTE] He is not…

Comment by nycsmooth on 02-05-2012

good decision but scoring was all over-Woodburn's 115-112 was ridiculous...Chavez compalined of being tired even though he had worked weeks w/a special srength coach, may b 2 much beer after his hushed dui charge on 1/22.....he'll be '68 next yr…

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