Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

On Saturday night in Mexico, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. looks to improve to 36-0-1 when he meets 24-0-1 Giuseppe Loriga.

The 22-year-old Chavez is the son of the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez. Chavez Jr. has steadily improved in his career, but there are still doubters out there. Chavez Jr. didn't have the amateur background of other established fighters. Instead he chose to turn pro and has been fed guys he can beat.

His toughest fight was probably a stoppage of Albuquerque's Ray Sanchez in December. Chavez Jr. is beginning to learn how to be a pro. He's patient, he has good power and he doesn't seem to get overly rattled.

It still will take Chavez Jr. some time to grow. He still needs to take on a top 10 fighter and face some adversity in terms of having to battle late into a 10 or 12-round fight.

Chavez Jr. has the bloodlines to get it done, but don't expect him to do it for another year or two. Top Rank has done a good job of promoting him and getting his name out there.



Infamous Chuck said...

Great post, I have seen Jr fight a few times live and come away more impressed with him after every fight. That said, I hope that they dont rush him. As you said Top Rank is doing a good job, but given his name people want to see him climb in the ring with the likes of De La Hoya and Mayweather. I hope both he and Omar continue to have success and one day manage to make it out of the gigantic shadow of their father. Hopefully they will be judged on their own success.

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