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Roach: People Warned Me About Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

By Francisco Guzman

When he first accepted the job of training middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32KOs), trainer Freddie Roach received several warnings about the Mexican boxer's behavior.

On a scale of 1 to 10, Roach classified Chavez's last camp as a "3." He said the Mexican star refused to listen to him, and he refused to listen to his legenday father Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.

Chavez lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Sergio Martinez last Saturday night in Las Vegas. He was dominated for eleven rounds before scoring a knockdown and coming close to stopping Martinez in the twelfth.

To make matters worse, it was broken yesterday that Chavez failed his post-fight drug test. He tested positive for marijuana.

"The six fights prior to that, people warned me about the way he used to be and so forth. I never saw that. He never said no to me. He never missed a day of training. Everything people warned me about came through in this fight. It was very unusual," Roach said.

"I don't know why you would want to mess with success. For some reason he did. He wanted to make a change. He wanted to be the boss. He didn't want to listen to me or his father. His father was very frustrated. His father would tell him 'you have the best trainer in the world and you won't even listen to him.' His father told him 'you trained just enought lose.'"

Roach is willing to continue working with Chavez, but also plans to walk away if the boxer continues to exhibit this type of behavior.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kiaba360 on 09-21-2012

[QUOTE=hougigo;12536112]Of course it was only this camp, his biggest fight[/QUOTE] Ain't it ridiculous? He chooses to be his laziest when he's about to fight a great opponent. He BLEW his opportunity.

Comment by bigsmoothh on 09-21-2012

[QUOTE=Camp Beast;12535988]Why does this hype-job have fans again? Ohhh yeah because of his legendary father's name sake & the fact that he's mexican. I don't see how anyone can follow this spoon fed little brat. There's so many real fighters…

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 09-21-2012

I'll bet Chavez Jr. is at home smoking weed right now.

Comment by EL ANIMAL on 09-21-2012

me personally i think nacho would be perfec for chavez Jr. thats just me

Comment by jri9d0 on 09-21-2012

I don't understand why all the heat for Roach. Love him or hate him he only confirmed what all have already seen (and previously knew) of Chavez JR on 24/7. Not to mention Chavez SR saying the same thing publicly…

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