Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Omar Figueroa: Mayweather-McGregor a Joke, Slap in The Face Garcia Open to Staying at 140, Moving Up to 147 After Broner Charlo: Jacobs Exploited Golovkin's Flaws, Better Than Canelo Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-McGregor, Ward-Stevenson Frank Warren on Haye-Ringstar TV Deal, Signings in The UK Aloyan Gets WBC Belt in Second Pro Fight, Fedor Chudinov Wins Wilder's Manager Concerned That Stiverne Missed His Drug Test Mayweather: I Can't Move Like I Did Before, I'm Going Toe To Toe! Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson: Roots of a Success Story Jhonny Gonzalez Blasts Rosales in Two, Wants Miguel Berchelt Deontay Wilder's Manager: It Makes Sense To Fight Luis Ortiz! Miguel Berchelt Wants To Fight Again in 2017, Not Rushing Return Jose Pedraza vs. Mickey Bey in Talks For August 22, Las Vegas Gilberto Ramirez: I Won't Let Jesse Hart Run, I Want Him To Fight Malignaggi: McGregor Can Exploit Things, Have His Moments David Allen Drops, Stops Tom Dallas in Three Rounds Gassiev Sees No Reason For Lebedev Rematch After WBSS Refusal Joe Cortez Helping Conor McGregor Prepare For Floyd Mayweather Mayweather: Believe I Can't Read and Spell? I Made $800 Million! Frank Warren: Mayweather, McGregor - Big Talk, Will They Deliver? Garcia: Non-Title Fight Vs. Broner Still Biggest of Our Careers Mairis Briedis vs. Mike Perez on September 30 in Latvia Top Rank VP: Pacquiao-Horn Was Close, 117-111 Created Issue Lomachenko: I'm Ready To Fight Guillermo Rigondeaux Next! Garcia Expects Broner to Be Biggest Puncher He Has Faced Yarde Would Love To Emulate Roy Jones, Win Title at Heavyweight Amanda Serrano-Edina Kiss: Still Worth a Look on Delay Nikki Adler Confident She'll Hand Claressa Shields Her First Loss Erol Ceylan Discusses The Past, Present and Future of EC Boxing Hatton: Pacquiao Got Old Overnight, When Horn Beats You... Malignaggi: McGregor Has Game Plan, It's Not What People Think Robert Guerrero and Knowing When To Say When Isaac Zarate Drops, Shocks Carlos Carlson To Win Decision Antonio Moran Stops Rosales To Win WBO Regional Title Amanda Serrano Stops Kiss: Cintron, Oquendo Win By KO White Smiles: Mayweather's Kink is Southpaws, McGregor is One Broner vs. Garcia Approved By WBC For The "Diamond Title" De La Hoya: McGregor Can Beat Floyd - With Flying Kick To Head! Manager: McGregor Will Be Best Fighter in History With Upset Win Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell Ordered By The WBA
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement