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Chavez Jr. Reflects on Loss To Canelo, Vows To Bounce Back

By Miguel Rivera

Former world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) has been out of the ring since May 2017, when he suffered a one-sided twelve round decision loss to Mexican rival Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The contest took place at a catch-weight of 164.5-pounds - which was the lowest weight of Chavez's career since 2012.

The drop in weight was too much, and he seemed to be a dead man in the ring with very little energy.

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Chavez Jr., 32-years-old, is still planning to work hard to return to the ring at some point in 2018.

He says the weight, inactivity, and pre-fight injuries, was a combination for failure in his last fight.

"[After I lost to Canelo] I lost the desire to box, that's how they I felt for a few months. Until about five months ago I decided that I wanted to continue boxing, to fight at my weight. I want to be given the opportunity to fight once or twice more to show the best of myself. I feel that I have something to give in boxing, but I have not done things correctly, I have not made the right decisions," Chavez Jr. told ESPN Deportes.

"There were many things, mainly two things, the weight, the fine (1 million dollars for each pound over the 164.5 limit) for the weight that affected me a lot mentally, and inactivity, because I was coming back from a bad fracture of my hand and that affected me a lot. That was 60-70% of what happened in the fight, along with his style because he is a short fighter.... he was active, he is not a bad fighter. With everything combined it was not a competitive fight like I expected, but I think the main thing was the weight."

"I feel that I'm owed a second chance, to give the best of myself, so that people do not say that the son of Chavez or Julio César Chávez Jr. has many qualities, but has not taken advantage of his qualities or opportunities. I have to give the best for the people, I owe it to the people."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Infa on 05-17-2018

Jr was going to lose at 168 or 175 to Canelo its just a superior dedicated talented fighter vs a weight bully over grown Mexican at 6' 1". Jr is sour envious and dedication of a Bum. Plain and simple.

Comment by WaterHotSer on 05-17-2018

Whoever fights Chavez Jr next is just a bully 👊

Comment by omh on 05-17-2018

[QUOTE=Boxinghero1;18779078]I still wonder why he came in at 163 when the weight was 164.5 and you couldn't go over a pound. So he could of came in 165 or 165.5 but he chooses to cone in at 163. And he…

Comment by Mammoth on 05-17-2018

Can we give him back to Mexico and take Munguia instead?

Comment by chavmex on 05-17-2018

You owe nothing to no one JR, but please don't come back to trash the name CHAVEZ!!!

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