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Chavez Sr: Roberto Duran Refused Drug Testing For Our Fight!

By Miguel Rivera

Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. has fired back at Roberto 'Hands of Stone' Duran.

BoxingScene.com reported on Monday that a war of words erupted between the two Hall of Fame boxing legends.

The verbal battle began when Duran lashed out at Chavez Sr. over the upcoming all-Mexican mega bout between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, which takes place on May 6th from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Duran says the Mexican legend should have protected his oldest son and never allowed him to go forward with the Canelo fight, scheduled to happen at a catch-weight of 164.5-pounds.

Duran fears for the safety of Chavez Jr. and believes that he not only has absolutely no chance of winning, but will suffer a big beating in the contest.

He says Chavez Sr. should advise his son to withdraw and not go forward with this planned HBO Pay-Per-View bout. 

"Look I'm being frank here, and with all due respect to Chavez, and I will say it to Chavez's face, he does not know anything about boxing. I'm talking about the father, with the respect he deserves, I do not see how his son can beat Canelo. And if his son were to beat Canelo, then I would tell Canelo to retire becaue he's finished," Duran told ESPN Deportes.

"Chavez, he knows what I'm saying, he do not know anything about boxing to beat Canelo. If I was Chavez's father, I would tell him not to go through with this fight."

"I saw Chavez's last fight and it was very bad, and he was in the ring with a dead man (Dominik Britsch) And if he thinks that Canelo is easy, I see it ending badly. This has nothing to do with size, I do not see how [Chavez] can win it, so I apologize (to Chavez Sr)... and if he gets mad I do not care, if he does not want to talk to me anymore I do not care - but your son does not beat Canelo. I'm telling you, Robert Duran is telling you."

Chavez Sr. hit back, stating that Duran is very bad at telling the truth.

A while ago, the two former champions were scheduled to face each other in an exhibition fight in Las Vegas. According to Chavez Sr., the Nevada State Athletic Commission wanted both of them to undergo drug testing for the match, and Chavez Sr. is claiming that Duran refused to get tested for performance enhancers. 

"With all due respect, what he says is incoherent. He knows that I have always had a great respect for Roberto Durán, but he is incoherent when talking about the truth," Chavez Sr. told ESPN Deportes. "I respect his point of view, but I think there are inconsistencies. The truth is not understood very well when he's the one talking about it."

"The Nevada Commission wanted us to do anti-doping, but Roberto Duran said that he did not want to do it. The only thing I can say is that he says that I don't know anything about boxing ... I had 115 fights, I was unbeaten in 90 fights.. unbeaten ... tell me if I do not know anything about boxing. Look at what Roberto Durán says, that in Julio's last fight he looked very bad. What fight was he watching?"

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Mr. Luthor on 03-16-2017

[QUOTE=Xi_;17505528]So what? If Pacquiao and mayweather can can be suspected why can't leonard and duran? They went through virtually zero testing.[/QUOTE] Anyone can be suspected but their debut weights and ages make their gradually rise to middleweight completely understandable. It…

Comment by rrayvez on 03-15-2017

[QUOTE=BoxHec;17506188]"Yeah, he's gonna take peds for an exhibition match" That's it you are a moron! "He's" mean what? the dudes of the athletic commission? I'm my own boss since age 22 and you f0k!in maggot? and I have three kids…

Comment by Chrismart on 03-15-2017

This is a weird story :lol1:

Comment by BoxHec on 03-15-2017

[QUOTE=rrayvez;17504003]where did I say Chavez was the one who suggested the anti doping you dumb f*ck?? Maybe you should learn how read b*tch boy.[/QUOTE] "Yeah, he's gonna take peds for an exhibition match" That's it you are a moron! "He's"…

Comment by nycsmooth on 03-15-2017

Other than maybe a diuretic, which back in those days was not an offense, Duran was never in any way associated with PED's...just a way for JCC to sidestep the issue why he didn't fight him... Duran would have mauled…

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