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 Last update:  1/16/2012       Read more by Salvador Rodriguez         
   
Rubio: I'm Knocking Chavez Out, or Getting Knocked Out
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By Salvador Rodriguez

As middleweight Marco Antonio Rubio (53-5-1, 46Kos) continues to train in the high altitude mountains in Torreon, he admits that WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (44-0-1, 31KOs) has grown as a fighter in the last two years. Rubio, one of the hardest punchers at middleweight, wants to test the chin of Chavez.

Rubio has no intention of reaching a decision. He wants to knock Chavez out, or get knocked out trying. Chavez's chin is certain to get tested because he gets hit a lot, says Rubio.

"I'm preparing to win the world title. That is my goal. I will bring everything to win. Julio has grown in the last three or four fights. He is a dangerous fighter, fast, strong, but no one has tested his jaw and I'm going to do that," Rubio said.

"I'll get the knockout. He's never touched the canvas. Let's see how good his jaw is. I'll knock him out or get knocked out. I really do not expect [this fight] to reach the judges. I have matured a lot. This time I feel no pressure. I have the advantage, which is my punch. I have 46 knockouts in 53 wins. I know his strengths and weaknesses, and among his faults is getting hit too much."

Salvador Rodriguez covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

Tags: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr , Marco Antonio Rubio , Chavez-Rubio , Chavez vs Rubio



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comment by Ringlife, on 01-16-2012
We are soon going to find out if Chavez Jr has a chin or not.

comment by richardt, on 01-16-2012
The problem with Lemieux was he was PAMPERED in Canada fighting guys no where near as good Zbik, Molina, Manfredo. His biggest name was a washed up 140 pounder Camacho Jr. He could have at least selected a washed up 160pounder!! And Lemieux is a 3 round fighter who blows his wad early. But I thin...

comment by brysquared1016, on 01-16-2012
[QUOTE=davidw9785]Yeah, Chavez is big-time already for sure. Are you implying that he is going to get all the help he needs in case it goes to the cards ;) But yeah, this'll be interesting. Anybody ever seen those boxing lessons on youtube with a 14 year-old David Lemieux and his trainer Canadian...

comment by CubanGuyNYC, on 01-16-2012
[QUOTE=davidw9785]WAR RUBIO indeed Rubio is going to do to Chavez what he did to David Lemieux. Lemieux was young, strong, and hard-punching going into that fight and Rubio was able to weather the storm and land that long right hand of his. Made Lemieux's corner throw in the towel. There's no ...

comment by davidw9785, on 01-16-2012
[QUOTE=brysquared1016]I see what you mean about similarities between Chavez and Lemieux, but IMO Chavez has a bit more power and ability to block punches. However, as far as hype goes, Lemieux was being groomed for big-time fame when he got upset, while Chavez has already "made it to the big leag...

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