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Chavez Eyes Zbik, Cotto, Margarito, Sylvester Fights

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was not pleased with last Saturday's performance against Billy Lyell before 12,000 of his hometown fans at the Stadium Dorados in Culiacan, Mexico. Chavez won a ten round unanimous decision. He partially blames his performance on inactivity after returning from a seven month layoff. Another partial problem is motivation. He says it's hard to get motivated in camp for these kind of opponents.  The Mexican star is tired of facing tough opponents who carry very little name value and says his fans are getting tired too.

"I think I shouldn't do this kind of fights. People want to see me fighting for championships, against fighters with a name, like maybe Sebastian ZBik, Sebastian Sylvester, Miguel Cotto, Antonio Margarito. I need motivation and I do not want to waste more time. I want my promoter to trust me, and if they don't, then take a risk on me, because I think that's why I'm here to make that gamble in the ring and I also want to see what I can bring," Chavez told Sal Rodriguez.

A fight with Zbik for the WBC middleweight crown is being discussed for May 14 or May 21 in Mexico. Chavez is working around the schedule of his trainer Freddie Roach. The "trainer of the year" will be working with Manny Pacquiao for his bout with Shane Mosley on May 7.  

"We should find ways to train earlier, but it's a fact that I have to concentrate for about eight weeks to have no margin of error in what I hope will be the biggest fight of my career," Chavez said. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ralph22 on 02-02-2011

[QUOTE=abad0ne;10046473]Canelo knocks out Chavez Jr and Cotto on the same night![/QUOTE] faget canela can only ko 40 year olds ok

Comment by ThePrince on 02-02-2011

Watching Margarito take Jr's soul and anal virginity with his constant pressure and non stop punching would be a site to behold...

Comment by abad0ne on 02-02-2011

Canelo knocks out Chavez Jr and Cotto on the same night!

Comment by ralph22 on 02-01-2011

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;10043322]Stop using cotto name you chickend out to fights with him already I see the chicken fighting cheato after cotto beating him badly[/QUOTE] hey eye brow plucking rican u actually think jr needs any fighter to make a name infact…

Comment by HotSizzle on 02-01-2011

[QUOTE=abad0ne;10043796]His last perfomance shows why I hate Chavez. After the fight I called my dad. After a deep breath he told me he don't convince me that he is a good fighter. I hope that he faces Canelo one day…

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