Chavez Jr. Wins In Lackluster Fashion

TEXAS — Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. continue his boxing journey with a win over Marcos Reyes. A win yes but, something to write home about? Definitely not. Let’s side aside the fact that he clearly dwarfed his opponent by at least 20 pounds in the ring (Chavez Jr. didn’t make weight for the 168 pound bout, coming in at just over 170 pounds) Despite winning in a non-spectacular, disinterested fashion, that didn’t stop the son of the legend from calling for a rematch. Are you kidding me? See the full press release below … EL PASO, TEXAS (July 18, 2015) – Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., bounced back after suffering just the second loss of his career…

And AGAIN, Chavez Jr. Misses Weight

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. misses weight for his fight against Marco Reyes… …and in other news, water is still wet. Enough of the shenanigans. 172 is too big for Jr., as we saw against Andrzej Fonfara, and he is clearly incapable of weighing in at 168 pounds for a fight. So what’s a promoter/manager to do? Feed him tomato cans? The tomato cans won’t matter if he can’t make weight. BLUE CORNER MAIN EVENT – SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 10 ROUNDS RED CORNER Marco REYES Chihuahua, MEX 33-2 (24 KOs) Weight: 168.4 lbs. Julio CESAR CHA VEZ, JR. vs Culiacan, MEX 48-2-1 (32 KOs) Weight: 170.8 lbs. CO-MAIN EVENT – IBF JUNIOR BANTAMWEIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT –…

Ward Wins Exhbition, But Will He Win “The Fight”

Photo credit:  Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Roc Nation Sports  OAKLAND, CA – Andre Ward returned to form on Saturday night with a decisive TKO win against challenger Paul Smith. The lopsided bout ended after nine rounds with a busted, broken Smith being saved by the referee and the champion’s hand raised in victory. As observers of Ward are well aware, the bout marked his first appearance in the ring under the Roc Nation Sports banner and Ward made good use of the spotlight by dominating the bout from beginning until it’s ninth round ending. Completely outclassing the 32-year old British born Smith, Ward appeared fresh and rust-less as he put on a show for the capacity crowd at Oakland’s…

Fonfara Retires Chavez Jr. In 9th To Become Champion

CARSON, CA — And in the end, beer and boos rained down from the stands… On Saturday night, at the Stub Hub Arena in Carson, Andrzej Fonfara defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to become the WBC international light heavyweight champion. Fonfara was pronounced the victor after Chavez Jr. failed to answer the call of the tenth round. Dominating and dictating the pace of eight of the nine rounds that transpired, Fonfara fought like a force that wouldn’t be stopped. Despite Chavez Jr. charging at the opening bell and swinging for the rafters, Fonfara appeared to have little difficulty placing him in his crosshairs. Connecting with jab-hook combos at will, Chavez Jr. was was left with no choice…

Photos/Results: Chavez Jr. vs Fonfara Weigh-in

Final weights from Los Angeles: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.: 171.5 pounds Andrzej Fonfara: 171.5 pounds ***** Amir Imam: 140 pounds Walter Castillo: 138 pounds ***** Full weight-in results coming soon.

Live Stream: Chavez Jr. vs. Fonfara Weigh-In: 1PM PT

LOS ANGELES — Today at 1 PM PT, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Andrzej Fonfara and the rest of the combatants on Saturday night’s Showtime card take the scales and face each other for the final time before stepping into the ring. The stage is set at the Stub Hub Arena in Carson, California the now premier locale for big time wars. With his history of weight fluctuations preceding him, all eyes are on Chavez Jr. to see his final pre-fight number.    ***** “Chavez Jr. vs. Fonfara”, a 12-round light heavyweight bout co-promoted by Goossen Promotions and Chavez Promotions that takes place at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and will air on SHOWTIME (10 p.m….

Photos/Quotes Chavez Jr. v Fonfara Final Press Conference

LOS ANGELES — With their light heavyweight showdown two days away, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Andrzej Fanfara along with their teams made their final comments to the media before taking the scales on Friday. Also on hand, co-feature combatants Amir Imam and Walter Castillo. Missing from the dais, Imam’s promoter Don King who is recovering from the effects of kidney stone. Appearing poised and ready for action, all fighters on stage reiterated their preparedness and promised victory. Now the question remains if Chavez Jr., who appeared along his legendary father Julio Cesar Chavez, will make weight (an issue that’s plagued his last couple outings). Here are select quotes from stage: Stacey McKinley – Trainer, Amir…

Is Chavez Jr. Still A Big Fight For Ward, Froch and Golovkin?

I will always hold Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. responsible for my initiation into internet trolling. He didn’t troll me, but some of his minions did. It was just before the first fight against Brian Vera. Chavez Jr. was riding a popularity high after defeating Andy Lee that soon plummeted after losing to Sergio Martinez by decision. Luckily for Chavez, he sort of redeemed himself in the final round with the knockdown that sent the agitated, predominately pro-Chavez Jr. crowd in an uproar. Had he not, no telling what the reception would have been like the next time he appeared in the ring. Needing a fight to put him back in the win column, a fight was announced against…

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. LA Media Workout

 “I am fighting [Andrzej] Fonfara now because I like big opponents. I like the challenge of fighting good, hungry fighters.”  – Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.   “Julio wants credibility in this sport and that’s why he made the decision to take this fight, even though it’s a dangerous decision.”  – Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.   ALL ACCESS: Chavez http://s.sho.com/1I1ezrs   Tickets Still Available!   VAN NUYS, Calif.(April 13, 2015) – Former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. held a media workout on Friday in front of a packed house at Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys, Calif., as the Mexican superstar prepares to make his SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® debut on Saturday, April 18, at theStubHub Center in Carson, Calif., live on SHOWTIME(10…

J.C. Chavez Sr.: “I didn’t want this fight for my son.”

LOS ANGELES — On Wednesday Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andrzej Fanfara, joined by their respective teams, held a media conference call to formally announce their upcoming April 18th fight at the Stub Hub Arena in Carson, CA. For Chavez Jr., who’s been out of the ring for over a year, it’s his first fight in 13 months since leaving long time promoter Top Rank. Criticized in recent years by his inability to make the super middleweight limit of 168 pounds and his lack of focus, Chavez Jr. emphasized his renewed commitment and focus to the task at hand. “I’m doing more physical training than I’ve ever done and I’m going to be in great shape,”…