Chatting With Chavez Jr. and Trainer Garcia

“It’s not that he couldn’t do it or he didn’t want to do it, he just needed that one person to be in charge.” – Robert Garcia on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

SHOWTIME SPORTS® REPORTER MARK KRIEGEL SITS DOWN WITH JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. & NEW TRAINER ROBERT GARCIA:

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Robert Garcia has entered Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s corner at the “perfect moment” the son of the Mexican legend tells SHOWTIME Sports reporter Mark Kriegel in a sit-down interview. And, according to Garcia, the marriage is mutually beneficial as Chavez Jr. is the “one star that is going to make the boxing world believe in my work.” Check out this interview with Garcia and Chavez Jr., and don’t miss the Mexican superstar return to the ring in a new weight class against fellow Mexican brawler Marcos Reyes, this Saturday at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, live on SHOWTIME®.

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COMMENTS

-Bernie Campbell :

When Junior allowed himself to get dragged around by the protruding ring around his nose in Bob Arum, that was it! I wonder if Jr. is still tokin spliffs!


-Kid Blast :

In his underwear--ugh--while heading toward the pool.


-deepwater2 :

Give Top Rank credit. They built this overweight lazy slob into an attraction. He was about to fight GGG until tsAH got in his ear.


-oubobcat :

Give Top Rank credit. They built this overweight lazy slob into an attraction. He was about to fight GGG until tsAH got in his ear.
Top Rank is the best at matchmaking out there in the sport and what they did with Chavez is exhibit A. Top Rank built him up the ladder, gave him experience with tough guys (Carlos Molina, Billy Lyell) who couldn't punch but pushed him and then when he got to HBO found the perfect opponents for him to shine against. It was boxing matchmaking 101 and then they rolled the dice with Sergio Martinez hoping Martinez's age would be his down fall. It was a smart shot to take and almost hit the jackpot with (if Chavez won that fight, the Middleweight title would have been milked more than what Cotto is doing to it now). And the reason they were willing to make the GGG fight, well Chavez's contract was about up so why not? One last big fight before the contract ends. Well wasn't to be...


-brownsugar :

Chavez has always been a limited fighter, Something Arum was very aware of from the beginning... I give Arum much credit for exploiting the abundant national Mexican pride, ... and the love of Juniors' legendary father in order to extract the maximum amount of wealth from Chavez's briefly viable superstardom. Had he fought GGG I'd seriously doubt if there would be much of Chavez Jr left to maintain a career. Jr's biggest accomplishment in boxing was participating in the Martinez fight., .. a fight in which Martinez handily won but ultimately had to retire due to the nagging knee injury he sustained during the bout. The sad truth is that Chavez was setup for failure from the very beginning. He was failed by a father who didn't insist that Chavez Jr's participation in the Mexican amateur program was mandatory. Instead of learning how to fight through an amateur program like most fighters, Chavez jr was taught how to fight in the garage by beating on the stiffs his legendary dad provided. His own community failed him by placing the mantle of Chavez seniors illustrious career on his playboy sized shoulders. So hungry were the Mexican people for another champion of JC Seniors magnitude they paid $29.99 a pop to watch a gangley overweight kid struggle through an 8 rounds fight in the main event on one of Arums all Latino Saturday night specials. Didn't matter if he came in overweight, didn't matter if his eyes were still blood shot from the night before and it didn't even matter if Chavez actually won the fight or not, he was leaving the ring with the judges decision, while his promoter of record searched for to the next victim. Carefully managed and allowed to do whatever he wanted, Arum frequently minimalized Chavez's forrays into alcohol and drug abuse, along with his glaring lack of discipline. "Oh ... don't all the young folks do that stuff?" Arum would say to the press.... when one of his drug tests came back positive for marijuana,...... Chavez was only given a slap-on-the-wrist- suspension. Everyone including Suleiman and Arum had their hooks in that kid. ....Textbook definition of "Cash Cow". Arum knew the kid didn't have the foundation or the character to go but so far and prepared to cash him out after the Martinez bout to the highest bidder once his suspension was over..... which at the time was team, Froch, Ward, or Golovkin. you can't really blame Arum for exploiting Chavez,...its his job. Chavez knew all along he was being cashed out so he bolted.... Froch, Ward, and Golovkin are still licking their chops having missed such a financially lucrative opponent. If anyone can extend Chavez's career its Garcia, the comraderie at the Garcia camp is sure give him a temporary boost for the short term at least... But for how long?


-Radam G :

Chavez has always been a limited fighter, Something Arum was very aware of from the beginning... I give Arum much credit for exploiting the abundant national Mexican pride, ... and the love of Juniors' legendary father in order to extract the maximum amount of wealth from Chavez's briefly viable superstardom. Had he fought GGG I'd seriously doubt if there would be much of Chavez Jr left to maintain a career. Jr's biggest accomplishment in boxing was participating in the Martinez fight., .. a fight in which Martinez handily won but ultimately had to retire due to the nagging knee injury he sustained during the bout. The sad truth is that Chavez was setup for failure from the very beginning. He was failed by a father who didn't insist that Chavez Jr's participation in the Mexican amateur program was mandatory. Instead of learning how to fight through an amateur program like most fighters, Chavez jr was taught how to fight in the garage by beating on the stiffs his legendary dad provided. His own community failed him by placing the mantle of Chavez seniors illustrious career on his playboy sized shoulders. So hungry were the Mexican people for another champion of JC Seniors magnitude they paid $29.99 a pop to watch a gangley overweight kid struggle through an 8 rounds fight in the main event on one of Arums all Latino Saturday night specials. Didn't matter if he came in overweight, didn't matter if his eyes were still blood shot from the night before and it didn't even matter if Chavez actually won the fight or not, he was leaving the ring with the judges decision, while his promoter of record searched for to the next victim. Carefully managed and allowed to do whatever he wanted, Arum frequently minimalized Chavez's forrays into alcohol and drug abuse, along with his glaring lack of discipline. "Oh ... don't all the young folks do that stuff?" Arum would say to the press.... when one of his drug tests came back positive for marijuana,...... Chavez was only given a slap-on-the-wrist- suspension. Everyone including Suleiman and Arum had their hooks in that kid. ....Textbook definition of "Cash Cow". Arum knew the kid didn't have the foundation or the character to go but so far and prepared to cash him out after the Martinez bout to the highest bidder once his suspension was over..... which at the time was team, Froch, Ward, or Golovkin. you can't really blame Arum for exploiting Chavez,...its his job. Chavez knew all along he was being cashed out so he bolted.... Froch, Ward, and Golovkin are still licking their chops having missed such a financially lucrative opponent. If anyone can extend Chavez's career its Garcia, the comraderie at the Garcia camp is sure give him a temporary boost for the short term at least... But for how long?
Wow! Talking about making up syet! In your own trolling-attack words: "Do you have proof of this?" Absolutely NOT! But you feel entitled to attack other posters/writers when they write/post anything about Mayweather and/or tsAH that you don't dig. OMFG! _______ ________ _________ _. What some creepy-@$$ balderdash of a mass hypocrite! Holla!