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    Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Faces Potential Fonfara Beatdown

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    LOS ANGELE: Never before has Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. faced the potential of taking a physical beat-down in the boxing ring until now.
    Chavez (48-1-1, 32 Kos) faces the bigger, stronger and heavier Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 Kos) on Saturday, April 18, at the StubHub Center in Carson. Showtime will televise the Goossen Promotions event.
    “I know that this is a new weight class for me. I realize that Fonfara is very tough and bigger than me, but I am up for the challenge,” said a humble Chavez. “He’ll probably weigh 20 pounds more in the fight.”
    Sure Chavez already suffered a loss several years ago against Argentina’s middleweight Sergio Martinez. But at the end of the fight it was Martinez, not Chavez, who looked more battered. This time, the son of Mexico’s legendary Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. is matched against a legit light heavyweight with the power to match and surpass his own.
    “I think that Andrzej Fonfara is one of the best fighters in the light heavyweight division. Inside of boxing, everyone knows who Fonfara is. He knocked down one of the best boxers in the world in Adonis Stevenson,” noted Chavez during the press conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at LAX.
    Papa Chavez seemed very concerned throughout the press conference. At times he seemed ready to jump up and call off the whole fight. But he remained calm and very subdued.
    “If I was Julio’s manager, I wouldn’t have taken this fight. Fonfara is a difficult and tough fighter,” said Chavez Sr. “My son wants to fight fighters of quality and wants credibility in boxing.”
    Credibility can bring a double-edged sword.
    Fonfara seems ecstatic that he has a legendary boxing name on the other corner.
    “Chavez Jr. is a great fighter. He uses a lot of combinations and has a powerful punch that I must be ready for. I want to show the whole world how good I am when I win this fight on Saturday,” said Fonfara, who stands about an inch taller than Chavez. “If I get the chance, I’m going to knock him out. It’s boxing so you never know what will happen.”
    Fonfara’s trainer thinks he knows what’s going to happen.
    “His father told him not to take this fight, but he took it anyway and that was a mistake,” said Sam Colonna, who trains Fonfara.
    Amir Imam vs. Walter Castillo
    Florida junior welterweight Amir Imam (16-0, 14 Kos) faces yet another tough test when he faces Nicaragua’s hard-hitting Walter Castillo (25-2, 18 Kos). The Central American was touted by his handlers as the best fighter next to Ricardo Mayorga to come out of Nicaragua until someone said Alexis Arguello.
    Castillo may not be another Arguello but he’s got some of Mayorga’s vocal chops.
    “I can tell you one thing, Amir Imam made a big mistake by taking this fight,” said Castillo. “I’ve fought better fighters than Amir has.”
    Imam let everything fly over his shoulder like a right cross.
    “I know he’s [Castillo] a good opponent, he’s got a great resume, and he’s coming to fight. He has a great record, so that alone shows what he’s capable of,” said Imam. “Come Saturday night may the better man win.”

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    Re: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Faces Potential Fonfara Beatdown

    Hmm . . I wonder who has Fonfara and/or Chavez Jr. for this.

    Chavez Jr. seems to have perfected the "gee whiz, I wonder what would happen if I really tried" style of professional fighting.

    Fonfara (whom has a few KO's to his name; despite being recently dropped and beaten by Stevenson) doesn't look like the kind of light heavy you want to meet out of shape; regardless of whether you're moving up in weight or not.


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    Re: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Faces Potential Fonfara Beatdown

    I'm a JC Sr admire,but them it hard growing up breathing boxing and not following him. JR. has not convinced me one bit. a win tomorrow for JR. would be a good start.

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    Re: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Faces Potential Fonfara Beatdown

    Quote Originally Posted by stormcentre View Post
    Hmm . . I wonder who has Fonfara and/or Chavez Jr. for this.

    Chavez Jr. seems to have perfected the "gee whiz, I wonder what would happen if I really tried" style of professional fighting.

    Fonfara (whom has a few KO's to his name; despite being recently dropped and beaten by Stevenson) doesn't look like the kind of light heavy you want to meet out of shape; regardless of whether you're moving up in weight or not.

    Fonfara is very limited but as we saw in the Stevenson fight is tough as nails and will not stop trying to win regardless of the situation in front of him. Chavez is more skilled and should win. But Fonfara has a legit punchers chance with that right hand. Remember too Fonfara is a much bigger man and Chavez has never been in the ring with someone so big. I could see Chavez coasting early having lots of success hitting someone who is well not that hard to hit and then getting clipped with a right and stopped suddenly.

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    Re: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Faces Potential Fonfara Beatdown

    Naturally the Poles are riding long on their man, and I agree with Storm if you're fighting Fonfara out of shape then you're in for problems down the stretch. That's where Fonfara's best chances lie, banking on Jr to tire out by the latter stages and taking it to him. We know Jr is tough but we also know he's had problems with his discipline in the past... Important career fight for him imo.

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    Re: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Faces Potential Fonfara Beatdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Skibbz View Post
    Naturally the Poles are riding long on their man, and I agree with Storm if you're fighting Fonfara out of shape then you're in for problems down the stretch. That's where Fonfara's best chances lie, banking on Jr to tire out by the latter stages and taking it to him. We know Jr is tough but we also know he's had problems with his discipline in the past... Important career fight for him imo.
    Chavez is the -300 favorite. Will he be the first tsAH favorite to lose? When The fight was just signed I thought it might be a possibility. As of today I say no way. Chavez has a great chin if nothing else.As long as he makes it to the final bell he will win even if he doesn't deserve it.

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    Re: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Faces Potential Fonfara Beatdown

    Quote Originally Posted by deepwater2 View Post
    Chavez is the -300 favorite. Will he be the first tsAH favorite to lose? When The fight was just signed I thought it might be a possibility. As of today I say no way. Chavez has a great chin if nothing else.As long as he makes it to the final bell he will win even if he doesn't deserve it.
    Agreed Deep, chances of him losing a decision at the final bell are slim but I think if he isn't in the best shape (I don't know how he weighed in) then Fonfara will do well in the latter stages and could be in with a shot.

    -300 I think is a bit skewed but tsAH guys don't lose often...

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    Re: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Faces Potential Fonfara Beatdown

    He didn't make it to the final bell. He couldn't have won a decision either. Got to show something even in the most egregious cases of robbery.

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    Re: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Faces Potential Fonfara Beatdown

    Well, it looks like all the tacos, joints, women, late nights, missed weights, and doughnuts have (along with Fonfara) finally caught up with Junior.

    Vera, Martinez and a raft of others (possibly including Arum {but not necessarily Froch}) will be smirking.

    Where does he go to from here?

    Chavez Sr. at no time looked really happy with this matchup, and now we know why.

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    Re: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Faces Potential Fonfara Beatdown

    I knew all along he had the dog in him. Every time he complained to the ref I knew he wasn't going to be around for the end. Even before they announced it I knew he quit on the spool! He never learned to box just body punch a swinging heavy bag. I am very happy that this fraud has been finally exposed as it always irked me how he ended up a "Champion". Oh and about the stuff thrown into the ring, it didn't matter to the sore losers who stopped it, really low class.

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