Omar Chavez Targets Hector Camacho Jr. For August Clash

By Miguel Rivera

Omar Chavez has no plans to retire after suffering his second loss in a row and fifth as a professional and announced that he would return in August - hopefully in a fight with another son of a legend, Hector Camacho Jr.

Chavez lost last Saturday night in Durango, where was outpointed by Argentine contender Jose Carlos Paz over ten rounds.

"I feel sad because I could not win, I had the chance to win, but I did not do things, I did not punch, the Argentine fighter surprised me," said Omar to ESPN Deportes. "The Omar I had promised to be was not on display. I was apathetic, I did not throw combinations, I was far from what I wanted to see of myself."


In 1992, Omar's famous father, Julio Cesar Chavez, dominated Hector Camacho Sr. over twelve rounds in Las Vegas.

Camacho Jr. has been out of the ring since July 2017, when he was knocked out by Orlando Lara.

"I'm 28 years old and I do not want to be a fighter who keeps losing. Obviously I did not want another defeat, I have to go back to the gym and wake up, throw more punches, avoid being punished, avoid getting tired and try to give good fights to the people because that's what they're going for," Chavez (36-5, 24 KOs) explained.

"In August I want to return, we're talking about 'Macho' Camacho Jr., and then I'm going back fast. I want a decisive victory, I can not sit down at 28 to contemplate life, I accept that there have been many negative comments, but I feel good. I'm going to get fully into the gym and I'll exploit everything I have to the fullest.

"I won't retire because my dad says it or more people say it. I think if I had two or three knockouts in a row and I was hurt - I would, but I had myself checked and I'm fine. I know that it will be easy, but I know I can be better, I will come back hungrier, boxing is something I want and I will do better."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 05-25-2018

[QUOTE=Jab jab boom;18802432]Camacho Jr is trash and has had 1 fight in 4 yrs. Chavez may as well pick one of the day laborers his father used to fight in between big fights.[/QUOTE] Good point... he can't even find a…

Comment by Jab jab boom on 05-25-2018

Camacho Jr is trash and has had 1 fight in 4 yrs. Chavez may as well pick one of the day laborers his father used to fight in between big fights.

Comment by A.K on 05-25-2018

Living off of daddy’s legacy ass boys who can’t even fight half the fight, seriously why didn’t Chavez and Camacho with all the money they made direct their kids down a better path than being cans who can never fathom…

Comment by MrFynest on 05-25-2018

Safe fight for him but That won't happen. Camacho Jr. Like Omar's older brother also has weight issues. Camacho has fought as high as supermiddle and light heavy. He won't squeeze down to 154.

Comment by SkiPete on 05-25-2018

At this point he might need to dig up and fight Comacho Sr to get a W.

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