Chavez Sr. Angry, Trainer Shakes Head at Omar Chavez Defeat

By Miguel Rivera

Last night in Durango, junior middleweight contender Omar Chavez (36-5-1, 24 KOs) once again suffered a career setback when he lost a ten round unanimous decision to underdog Jose Carlos Paz.

Chavez was already coming off a ten round decision loss from last August, at the hands of Roberto Garcia.

Last April, Chavez's career was riding high after scoring a two round stoppage of Ramon Alvarez, who is the older brother of superstar Canelo Alvarez. The win was a rematch of their 2014 clash, which saw Alvarez win a decision.


Last week, Omar's famous father - Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. - made it public that he issued an ultimatum to both of his sons. He advised them to start taking their careers seriously or retire immediately.

Rodolfo Chavez, who is the brother of Chavez Sr. and the head trainer of Omar Chavez, was shaking his head at the outcome.

"It was disappointing, why lie," acknowledges Rodolfo to Juan Manuel Vazquez.

"He trained very well and he has a lot of good fights he can make. But when it comes to being in the ring, he's in a spell, like Chavez Jr. was against Canelo... that's what it reminded me of."

Rodolfo says that his brother, Chavez Sr., was enraged by what his son was doing in the fight with Paz or Argentina.

"He walked away angry, as if he's tired of seeing the same thing, over and over again, with his two children," Rodolfo said.

Rodolfo did not have any discussions in the aftermath with Chavez Sr. or Omar.

He says it's very difficult to work as the head trainer of Omar and Chavez Jr.

"It's hard to be in their corner, because you have to do the work and also be family. But it's like the passion is gone and something goes through their heads, but only they know what it is," says the coach.

In the upcoming week, Rodolfo will travel to Tijuana to join the team of Chavez Jr., who wants to return to the ring in the coming months.

"He has not stopped training, but he has to put the batteries in gear - because they are many years of carelessness in his career," Rodolfo said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cadet Bonespurs on 05-21-2018

Is this his son that killed another boxer? Dude should quit. And Sr needs to stop encouraging his mediocre sons.

Comment by Graz on 05-21-2018

It has to be tough for one of the great fighters to lace on the gloves to watch the mediocre work ethic and performance of his sons. His sons could never come close to live up to Sr’s legacy and…

Comment by skinnystev on 05-21-2018

chavez senior should stay out of his sons lives he is the cause of all there problems

Comment by Dyl-G on 05-21-2018

[QUOTE=Califire209;18789631]Chavez senior was a product of the real struggle and he worked his way up like a True Fighter,, I really thought Omar was going to beat Roberto Garcia but him and his brother are the same they just don't…

Comment by sammybee on 05-21-2018

The legacy Chavez Sr. left cannot be matched by any of his sons. He was a true warrior.

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