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Roach: Strategy Worked, But Chavez Needs To Box More

By Salvador Rodriguez

Saturday night's performance by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (45-0-1, 31KOs) left his trainer, Freddie Roach, convinced that their pre-fight strategy worked. Chavez won a twelve round unanimous decision over Marco Antonio Rubio at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Chavez was making the second defense of his WBC middleweight title.

Roach appeared to be a little surprised with Rubio's ability to take Chavez's hard punches. Chavez struggled tro make the middleweight limit, and weighed 181-pounds on the night of the fight, but kept a very steady pace until the end of the fight.

"He lacked a little bit of boxing in the fight. Julio is a good fighter, so the things that we did in the gym, I liked how it worked in the ring. I would just like to see him throw his jab more, use his distance. Rubio is a tough fighter, he took a lot of hard punches from Julio and the fight turned out as expected. Rubio is a fighter who hits hard and that makes him dangerous, but in the end everything turned out fine," Roach said.

Salvador Rodriguez covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 02-06-2012

Roach needs to work on Chavez landing that jab to setup his combos. He also needs to work on his footwork and move side to side and the kid will get to the big names. Bob Arum will put him…

Comment by Alpha & Omega on 02-06-2012

The strategy worked? What strategy? Bullying around the ring with elbows and garbage punches and outweighing your opponent by 20 lbs? If that is the strategy you speak of, well than I guess I agree lol. He has a chin…

Comment by vacon04 on 02-06-2012

[QUOTE=hougigo;11751729]I thought Linares was doing a good job, but the cut eventually got to him....that's me though.[/QUOTE] I though also that he was doing a great job, he was comfortably winning until he started to exchange punches with the bigger…

Comment by Hougigo on 02-06-2012

[QUOTE=vacon04;11751723]Actually this was the best strategy from a Roach's fighter since quite some time. Pacquiao had a terrible strategy against Marquez, Khan was also pretty bad against Peterson and Linares strategy was also crap in his "final" round against DeMarco.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by vacon04 on 02-06-2012

Actually this was the best strategy from a Roach's fighter since quite some time. Pacquiao had a terrible strategy against Marquez, Khan was also pretty bad against Peterson and Linares strategy was also crap in his "final" round against DeMarco.

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