By Hesiquio Balderas
After beating Billy Lyell last Saturday in Culiacan, Mexico, there are multiple reports that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is considering a possible move to leave the middleweight ranks and head back to super welterweight, although there are many who doubt his ability to squeeze down to 154-pounds..
According to a source inside the Chavez´s camp, trainer Freddie Roach was not please with his pupil´s performance and told Julio to drop back to 154 pounds and Junior agreed. But he still plans on facing WBC champion Sebastian Zbik for the WBC title in May.
Our source told us that Julio looked slow, without punching power and without speed because he had only three weeks to prepare for the fight and the weight gave him a lot of trouble, and he put on a lot of weight after the weigh in.
"He is dropping back to super welterweight, that is what I heard. First he plans to take on Sebastian Zbik for the WBC middleweight title, but he will probably get under the weight limit for that fight," said our source who didn't want his name mentioned.
Chavez Jr. has previously fought at middleweight twice, once against Troy Rowland that was ruled a No Contest due to the use of an illegal substance by Chavez, and his second fight was against John Duddy and Chavez won by decision in the best performance of his pro career.