Radio Rahim caught up with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. moments after he suffered a ninth round stoppage at the hands of Andrzej Fonfara. Fonfara (26-4, 15 KOs) landed big shots all night at the outdoor StubHub Center ring, and his left hand in the ninth knocked down Chavez (48-2) for the first time in his career. Chavez's corner stopped the fight after nine rounds, and the crowd threw beer while roaring its displeasure.
The win was Fonfara's second straight since a competitive loss to light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson. The enigmatic Chavez hadn't fought since March 2013, when he convincingly won a rematch with Bryan Vera. He moved up by nearly two weight divisions for the match with Fonfara. Chavez had previously been a champion at middleweight.