Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Steps In Another PIle of Mess, Can’t Make Weight For Texas Fight

What do you call a theme park ride when it’s like a rollercoaster, but there really aren’t any ascents built into the ride…just dips?

That’s the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. career right now, it feels like; the latest indignity, a minor one if not for his history, saw Junior unable to make weight for his Saturday night clash against Marco Reyes, which will run on Showtime.

Junior (48-2-1-1), the son of the MexiLegend, has managed to carve out a better career for himself than many figured he would say, six, seven years ago. He got himself into some decent scraps and was on a track to clean up, against, maybe, Gennady Golovkin. A deal to do that was on the table, but he changed course, and turned it down…and then worked to extricate himself from a deal with Top Rank. He hooked on with uber advisor Al Haymon but that tenure has been bumpy. He lost his last outing, to the tough but not phenomenal Andrzej Fonfara, and then drew scorn with a boatload of excuses and gibberish talk post-fight. But it looked like the JuniorCoaster would be on the upswing, as he went from trainer Joe Gosssen to Robert Garcia, and said all the right things. Ah, but he has a knack for saying all the right things, after being busted for diuretic use, after being nabbed for a DUI, for a cannabis positive…

The talk is now seen as just that, though, as he weighed 170.8 for a bout to take place in Texas, which was contracted for 170 pounds. Yep, he wouldn’t/couldn’t even agree to the super middleweight top of 168…and even then, that wasn’t enough of a concession to…whatever the heck it is which is holding the kid back.

There is a fascination with him and his missteps, the sort of which offspring of legends are not unfamiliar with. Fight fans are gleeful in their scorn of the kid, and by this time, it’s almost understandable, because yes, he disses the game, and the structures which are in place to keep playing fields level. The kid, he’s 29, though, isn’t a kid, and these aren’t youthful indiscretions. There seems to be a pschological block, an urge, almost, to step in excrement. He’s the booze swilling, pot puffing, weight missing, diuretic taking dude who seems in la-la land, telling the world he thinks he won a fight which even CJ Ross would have known better….

It was thought maybe fatherhood would help him get his vocational head on straight, but with this latest screwup…He leaves you shaking your head, and wondering if some of this push and monies and attention should be pointed to another fighter, someone who takes this thing of ours properly seriously, not someone who gets chance after chance because of who his dad was. Boiled down, there are now that many more Marcos Reyes fans than there were yesterday; the Mexican was 168.4 at the Friday weigh in.

The Showtime show which is topped by their fight starts at 10 PM tomorrow night. I expect the rating to be decent, because many will be tuning in to see if the JuniorCoaster goes right off the tracks, once and for all.

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COMMENTS

-Radam G :

The son of a legend is like a pile of mess. He cannot handle the pugilistic stress. We call it butterflies. JCCJ ought halt making alibis. He cannot handle da game. And retirement for him will not be a shame. He cannot keep living off his father's name. Holla!


-The Good Doctor :

The son of a legend is like a pile of mess. He cannot handle the pugilistic stress. We call it butterflies. JCCJ ought halt making alibis. He cannot handle da game. And retirement for him will not be a shame. He cannot kept living off his father's name. Holla!
I don't think we ever expected him to be his father, but man this apple fell far from the tree. I have to give it to him though, he rode that name to decent amount of money even as a mediocre fighter.


-deepwater2 :

Top rank got the kid as far as they could. They built him up,matched him well and did right by him. Building up fighters is a skill. The kid blew it by leaving top rank and going over to the dark side. Pbc does not know how to match fighters for exciting fights and they do not build fighters in the right way.


-riverside :

Top rank got the kid as far as they could. They built him up,matched him well and did right by him. Building up fighters is a skill. The kid blew it by leaving top rank and going over to the dark side. Pbc does not know how to match fighters for exciting fights and they do not build fighters in the right way.
you got that right top rank did good for JR! let see whom our boy Arreola is matched next is he doesn't look good, maybe butterbean out of retirement LOL.


-Shoulder Roll Defense :

There is nothing to develop. The kid wasn't taught the proper rudiments of boxing, thus he has a poor foundation. He is a human punching bag in the ring with poor footwork and head movement. He is making very good money, so I'm not mad at him. Every time he steps up and faces a B+ or better fighter, he will either quit, get outclassed, or knocked out. To make matters worst, the kid has bad habits. Hoes, late night carne asada, and marijuana.


-Radam G :

There is nothing to develop. The kid wasn't taught the proper rudiments of boxing, thus he has a poor foundation. He is a human punching bag in the ring with poor footwork and head movement. He is making very good money, so I'm not mad at him. Every time he steps up and faces a B+ or better fighter, he will either quit, get outclassed, or knocked out. To make matters worst, the kid has bad habits. Hoes, late night carne asada, and marijuana.
C'mon, man! Don't be cruel! Danggit! Hehe! The kid has no foundation at all. Holla!


-riverside :

C'mon, man! Don't be cruel! Danggit! Hehe! The kid has no foundation at all. Holla!
JC junior is full of distraction, his baby's Momma is the former daughter-in law of El Chapo, she also has a kid with the late drug lords son edgar. in essential he is the stepdad caregiver of El Chapo's grandchild. Jr Life is full of distractions.


-oubobcat :

I would like to say that we are done with Chavez. But he does bring ratings and will always be a name unfortunately. There will always be opportunities for him in this sport because of those two factors and thus he will be around for as long as he wants regardless of how he prepares himself before fights or even wins. After he quit in his last fight and missed weight here (after time and again saying he was dedicated to the sport this time around) I would guess businessman Haymon starts to use his name going forward to bring attention to other fighters. There were rumors before of a Stevenson fight and I would say that it could happen sooner rather than later. Haymon also just signed James DeGale (who is not a draw in the US) and could use Chavez's name to showcase DeGale. Get my drift...Yes he will be around but I think Haymon is pissed at him (don't forget that instragram photo too that is now a featured piece in the Top Rank lawsuit vs Haymonm) and going to pay him but use his name to bring attention to other fighters in his stable.


-Radam G :

JC junior is full of distraction, his baby's Momma is the former daughter-in law of El Chapo, she also has a kid with the late drug lords son edgar. in essential he is the stepdad caregiver of El Chapo's grandchild. Jr Life is full of distractions.
Dang! JCCJ's life is full of dangers. If he ever rubs El Chapo the wrong way, El Chapo might just have him rubbed out. WTF! Now I see why Junior is so easily distracted and bytch punked. Holla!


-brownsugar :

So popular was Chavez Jr in Mexico he headlined super cards promoted by TR for $29.99 a pop. Much like the highly popular Shou Shining in china, he headlined in 6-8 round events after the 12 round title bouts were concluded as the main event of the evening. There was at least one or two good years for the son of a legend when Chavez peaked, the same year he got a win over Zivic and Lee, ....that was when Chavez could still make 160lbs while rehydrating without negative effects to nearly cruiserweight status. That was when His chin was impenetrable and his body attack was formidable..... but as displayed by a skilled boxer like Martinez, ....... Chavez's lack of fundamental skills, (having built a career without the benefit of an amateur foundation worth speaking of) was severely exposed. I don't blame TR for exploiting him, to the Mexican people Junior was bigger than the second coming of Jesus Christ. The problem is, the biological window of opportunity that allows fighters to boil down up to 30 pounds from their natural weight limit has expired for Chavez and can no longer be used as an advantage. Remember when Rios uses to walk through every junior lightweight and lightweight put into his path? When he finally was forced to fight at his normal weight ( much like Broner ) Rios was no longer special. Like someone else has already said... The shell of Chavez Jr that remains is simply a popular commodity to be exploited as his management sees fit