Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Chavez Jr. Changes Opponent at The Last Minute, Controversy Erupts

Controversy tends to follow former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

And his upcoming fight is no different.

Chavez Jr. was scheduled to return on Friday, against Nicolas Masseroni in a light heavyweight bout fought over the ten round distance.

But Chavez Jr. has decided to switch his opponent at the late hour - claiming Masseroni was unable to make the contract weight.

“Remember that I told you that the opponent could not lose weight. The opponent is going to be an Ecuadorian. The fight will go forward, the same day. Everything continues in the same way, so see you on Friday," Chavez Jr. told his fans.

julio-cesar-chavez-jr (3)_4

Masseroni denies the weight claim and says that they never had a concrete agreement on the terms, which placed him at a disadvantage to move forward and fight Chavez Jr. The lack of a concrete agreement forced him to step aside without ruling out a collision in the following year.

“We could not reach an agreement, that is the reality. I'm ready, I'm ready to fight Friday, this Saturday and next year. I prepared myself like never before in my life, it is a dream that I have had from a very young age, but unfortunately we did not agree," said Masseroni.

Masseroni, with only a single loss on his record, was viewed as a dangerous opponent - as all 19 of his wins had come by knockout.

Chavez Jr. is trying to snap a losing streak - with back to back defeats to Mario Cazares and Daniel Jacobs.

Ecuadorian boxer Jeyson Minda has accepted Friday's fight on late notice. He will enter the ring with a record of 14 wins, eight via knockout, two losses and a draw.

The fight will take place in the gym at Parque Revolución, in Culiacán, Sinaloa.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by KidDinamita on 11-27-2020

I think this guy is really at the end of his career and want to cash some money before he retires for good. Although he has a lot of fights compared to other guys from this time which dont have…

Comment by Golgo 13 on 11-27-2020

Fkn clown lol

Comment by Rockybigblower on 11-27-2020

[QUOTE=Elvelozpotosino;20909738]Says a guy with BLOWER in his tag name lol[/QUOTE] That would be big blower to you.... [IMG]https://64.media.tumblr.com/46e17b7367ed8de653fb07b6550faaa7/tumblr_nitl06mkgI1ttmv44o1_500.gif[/IMG]

Comment by Boxing-1013 on 11-27-2020

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;20910083]They literally suck the water out of their bodies. Sauna, steam room, cutting weight has become an art. Then you have guys like junior that took it even further and used illegal diuretics to shrink down even more. Then they…

Comment by The D3vil on 11-26-2020

Are people still paying to watch him fight? [IMG]https://i.imgur.com/hsduoY9.gif[/IMG]

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (49)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Ra'eese Aleem Putting in Work For Victor Pasillas Showtime Clash Demetrius Andrade-Liam Williams Middleweight Title Fight Re-Ordered By WBO Kovalev vs. Melikuziev Officially Canceled After Failed Drug Test Charr-Bryan, Shumenov-Murphy Announced By King as PPV Stream, Jan. 29 Povetkin-Whyte PPV Card: Wardley-Molina, Cheeseman-Metcalf, Campbell Hatton Povetkin-Whyte, Warrington-Lara, Okolie-Glowacki Among Matchroom Fights Announced Rey Vargas Moves Up To Featherweight, Named WBC Mandatory Challenger To Gary Russell Jr. Euro News: Faust, EC Boxing, Kraft, Patera vs. Boschiero, More Inoue, Dasmarinas Reach Terms For Mandatory Title Fight, Purse Bid Cancelled Angelo Leo: Wasn't My Best Performance Last Fight, Fans Didn't Get To See Best Of Me Yet Billy Joe Saunders Rules Out Caleb Plant Fight, Citing Politics: It's A Waste of Breath Haney: If Garcia Don't Want It, We'll Keep Going Down The Line To Teofimo or Fortuna McGregor: Pacquiao Talks Intensifying For Fight This Year, I'll Win Boxing Title Before Retiring Andres Campos Aims To Land Nakatani or Dalakian Title Shot Takuma Inoue Pounds Keita Kurihara For Technical Decision Win Liam Williams Ready For Chris Eubank Jr: I'm Supremely Confident I'd Beat Him! Hearn Cautions The WBO: Fury-Joshua is Bigger Than The Belts Hopkins: Melikuziev's Team Confident He Would Have KO'd Sergey Kovalev Salita Brothers Donate, Distribute Thousands of Books to Non-Profit Organizations Tevin Farmer: I'll Take Rematch With Joseph Diaz On 4 Weeks' Notice; IBF Should Order It Arum: Fury Told Me He Will Never Fight Wilder For a Third Time Julio Cesar Martinez Must Face McWilliams Arroyo, Says WBC Prez Rances Barthelemy Aims To Impress on Plant vs. Truax Card Weights: Hafthor Bjornsson 344-Pounds, Steven Ward 217-Pounds Kell Brook Ready For Amir Khan: I'm Confident I'd Knock Him Out! Hearn: Usyk Should Fight Joyce For WBO-Interim, It Could Become Full Title Victor Pasillas Discusses Showtime Clash With Ra’eese Aleem Gilberto Ramirez Ready To Fight Marcus Browne For WBC Interim-Title Rakhimov Tests Positive For COVID-19, Out Of 2/13 Title Fight With Joseph Diaz Jr. Melikuziev Still Wants Kovalev Fight, Doesn't Care About Failed Test Former NBA Star Lamar Odom Signs Celebrity Boxing Deal, Set To Fight June 12 Sergey Kovalev Tests Positive For Synthetic Testosterone, Putting Jan. 30 Bout in Jeopardy Adrien Broner, Michel Rivera In Advanced Talks For Feb. 13 Showtime Headliner Joseph Diaz: More Motivating Knowing I'm Fighting For My Family, For My Newborn Kid Hearn: To Bring Joshua-Fury To UK, They’d Have To Take Half What They Could Get Teofimo Lopez: My Body Is Ready To Move Up, One Or Two Fights Left At 135 NSAC Approves Feb. 13, Feb. 20 Top Rank Shows To Take Place In Vegas The British Boxing Scene - A Look Ahead Steven Ward Views Bjornsson Clash as Rocky vs. Hulk Hogan Battle Herring Warns Frampton: It's Time To Ruin Plans and Crush Dreams
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement