“Since I started in boxing, I knew that I was going to be compared with my father. It is impossible to escape his shadow” said Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (sdfights.com). There have been other boxers that followed in the footsteps of their legendary father. Hector Camacho Jr., Marvis Frazier and Cory Spinks came into boxing facing the pressure of being the son of a legendary boxer. He. wants to build his own legacy in boxing. However, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is the son of a legend.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is the son of Julio Cesar Chavez. Julio Cesar Chavez is a hero in Mexico. He was Mexico’s first big international sports star. He still gets mobbed by people in Mexico. He is arguably the greatest Mexican boxer. The Ring Magazine in 2002 ranked Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. as the 18th greatest boxer of the last 80 years. He had an 87 fight win steak until his draw with Pernell Whitaker. Julio Cesar Chavez was known for his outstanding punching power, devastating body attack and the relentless stalking of his opponents.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has a record of 41 wins, one draw and no defeats. He is trying to turn his weaknesses into strengths. He has been working with legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach for his upcoming boxing match. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has had problems with stamina in his previous fights. He ran out of stamina in his boxing match against Matt Vanda. His lack of endurance almost cost him the fight. He has been working on his conditioning. “I’ve been working harder then before. With focus on my conditioning. Freddie wants me to prepare for 12 rounds said Julio Cesar Chavez Jr ” (www.fightnews.com/Boxing).
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has good punching power. “He has a nice pop on his punches” said Freddie Roach (www.boxingnews24.com). His left hook looks like his father’s great left hook. However, he needs to work on his defense. He takes way too many punches. He is 6″ feet tall. But, he fights too much on the inside for a tall boxer. He does not take advantage of his height.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s next boxing match is against John Duddy on June 26th, 2010. The fight will take place in Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This is the same venue that he saw Pernell Whitaker fight his father. He was only seven years old. John Duddy will be the best boxer he has fought so far in his career. John Duddy is a slugger. He is a fringe middleweight contender. John Duddy has a record of 29 wins and 1 loss. This a big fight for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. He is being positioned to possibility fight Miguel Cotto (http://www.boxingscene.com).
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will have to fight in the shadow of his father. He is a well-known boxer in Mexico because of his father. He has to deal with a lot of pressure. There are high expectations for him in his boxing career. However, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will make name for himself regardless of whether his career is a success or failure.
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