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Chavez Sr. On Why His Son's Career Declined, Canelo Big Rise

Mexican boxing legend Julio César Chávez Sr. has no issues discussing the up and down career of his son, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

During an interview with Christian Martinoli and Luis García, he opened up on the subject and explained that his offspring "deviated" from being a dedicated fighter once he began to gain prominence and money. 

In 2012, Chavez Jr. was the undefeated WBC middleweight champion. He was getting big purses, but fell short when he lost a twelve round decision to Sergio Martinez.

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After suffering that loss, Chavez Jr. was never the same with three other defeats over the years, long stints of inactivity and dealing with weight issues.

"My son has the tools for boxing, even if you don't want to see him. When there is no hunger it is difficult to excel in any sport. Julio was doing very well, but he started to earn a lot of money and it was very difficult for him to compare to me. He was doing very well, he was world champion... what happens is that he deviated [from what made him successful]," Chavez Sr, explained.

Chavez Sr. has a lot of respect for Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who dominated Chavez Jr. over twelve rounds when they collided in 2017.

Canelo is a typical Mexican boxer. He doesn't take part in all-action wars and uses his boxing ability to avoid taking punishment.

"Canelo is a very good fighter, he is not the fighter that we all want him to be, but he is a great fighter, who has earned everything that he has. He is a very disciplined fighter, and that is the base [for any successful boxer]," Chavez Sr. said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BodyBagz on 08-06-2020

[QUOTE=1bad65;20688725]Hilarious, but so true.[/QUOTE] Becoming a f@g will not enhance his skill level (in boxing at least).

Comment by DJTRUTH on 08-05-2020

[QUOTE=skinnystev;20687026]alvarez hit chavez jr with every thing he had for 12 rounds chavez never blinked[/QUOTE] That is a good point. His nickname should be "heavy bag." It also fits because he was overweight so often. All kidding aside, you're larger…

Comment by 1bad65 on 08-04-2020

[QUOTE=BodyBagz;20685914]Am I in for some stinking nepotistic excuse making ? How his son had it rough ? The game was stacked against him ? ''what happens is that he deviated [[B]from what made him successful[/B]]," Chavez Sr, explained.'' Yeah, he…

Comment by DJTRUTH on 08-04-2020

[QUOTE=budfr;20686935]JCChavez Jr. was doing fine before quitting vs Jacobs. If Julito was so bad why didn´t Jacobs destroy him in 1 round??[/QUOTE] Coke numbs your face so it took 5 rounds for it to wear off, at which point he…

Comment by DJTRUTH on 08-04-2020

He made 160 for that fight, so if he didn't train for that one, which fight DID he train for? No offense because I'm not one of these idiots on here just talking **** from my couch, but defending Jr.…

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