Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Rubio: If I Tied One Hand, Chavez Still Couldn't KO Me

By Joaquin Trejo

Middleweight contender Marco Antonio Rubio has had a good laugh at some of the recent comments that were made by WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. During a discussions regarding a possible fight with Rubio, Chavez was confident of winning the contest by knockout. In April of this year, Rubio knocked out David Lemieux to become the mandatory to Chavez's title.

The WBC told Chavez that he must defend his title against Rubio inside a year's time. Chavez will first face Ronald Hearns on September 17, then return on November 19, and finally he must face Sergio Martinez by March 2012.

"Chavez couldn't knock me out even - if I tie one hand [behind my back]. I'm better than him and I'll show it. I respect the rules of the World Boxing Council, who gave him one year to make voluntary defenses of his title before exposing his heart to me," said Rubio. "Julio can say many things, it is very easy to talk, but you have to hold the words inside the ring, and he will see the power of punches I have. I would like to knock him out."

Rubio is not impressed with Chavez's list of opponents.

"Chavez's opponents have been super lightweights and welterweights who were made to gain weight to fight him at his division, 160-pounds, and you see how easy it is to win against easy opponents. Check my record and see the types of opponents that I've faced," Rubio said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 08-16-2011

Rubio is crude, strong, and a touch old w/ a vg punch, w/no quit, and for that JR avoids him even for big $$$...

Comment by newcastleking on 08-16-2011

hed probably prefer getting his title stripped than dropped cold.

Comment by ADozenArrows on 08-16-2011

Can't believe Rubio beat Lemiuex for the mandatory and JCC Jr's team completely ducked Rubio to fight Hearns, a guy who didnt deserve 1 title fight, let alone 2 in a row. Sad. If JCC Jr doesnt fight Rubio, Martinez,…

Comment by -Johannes- on 08-16-2011

Rubio knocks Julio out in less than 8 rounds. He has no chance.

Comment by Joe2608 on 08-16-2011

The worst part about that statement is that it's true. I'd pick a 1 armed Rubio to beat Chavez Jr.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (11)
Top Headlines David Benavidez: Golovkin Not Slowing Down, A lot of Years Left Spence: Lamont Peterson Was the Welterweight Willing to Step Up! Frank Warren on Amir Khan: Perfect Return Bout is Bradley Skeete! Hearn: Bellew The Favorite in Rematch, Haye is Over if He Loses Shane McGuigan Has No Regrets Over Split With Frampton, Haye Lauren Confident That She Will Get Revenge on Cecilia Braekhus Conrad Cummings Inks With MTK Global Groves: If I Box Like I Did With Cox - Then Eubank Has No Chance! Beterbiev: I Was Ready For Andre Ward - I'm Ready For Anyone News: Nurse vs. Catterall, Mohamed Soltby, Andrew Moloney Botha: Joseph Parker is Like Muhammad Ali - He Can Unify Belts Suddenly, Promoting The 154-Pounders is a Growth Industry Wilder: Anthony Joshua Don't Sound Confident About Us Fighting! Derry Mathews Staying Away, Not Planning To Make Return NSAC Head: Adalaide Byrd Not Suspended, Expect Her Back Soon Adonis Stevenson vs. Eleider Alvarez Confirmed For 2018 Rigondeaux: I'm Not a Dead Body Like Other Lomachenko Foes Malignaggi: Haymon, Dana White Spoke About McGregor Fight Frank Bruno Gets Trainer's Licence From BBBofC Anthony Joshua vs. Carlos Takam Finalized For October 28 Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias Undercard Update Daniel Jacobs HBO Special To Debut on November 4 Pulev Reportedly Injured, Anthony Joshua Fight in Jeopardy Photos: Lauren Tries To French Kiss Cecilia Braekhus at Presser Whyte: Wilder May Face Audley Harrison Again Instead of Me! Benavidez on Sparring Ramirez: It Was So Good I Could Sell Tapes Josh Warrington Aims To Land Stadium Fight With Carl Frampton Weekend Review: The Rise of Jermell Charlo Hurd's Plan: Make Mandatory Defense, Fight Lara, Then Charlo Spence: Thurman Has Been Making Excuses; I'm Waiting On Him Mayhem at 154: Post-Tripleheader Report Card Josh Taylor Believes Ricky Burns Fight is No Longer Viable Skeete: Jeff Horn Will Not Have Easy Time With Gary Corcoran Groves: Eubank Not Good Enough, His Very Best Can't Beat Me! Kessler Motivated: I'll Repay Support of Fans With a Great Victory Lemieux vs. Saunders Negotiations Going 'Well' For December 16 Morales, Klitschko, Hatton, Winky: One Hall of a Problem Mikkel Kessler Hit By Borrelia, Return Delayed Until March 2018 Thurman: Crawford Must Be Relevant Welterweight Before We Fight Joshua Warned Klitschko: Finish Me or I Knock You The F*** Out!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement