Julio Cesar Chavez Jr disappoints again after quitting against Daniel Jacobs!
Hey man, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (51-3-1, 33 KO’s) is a one man wrecking machine! But in all the wrong ways! Nearly from the announcement of the bout Junior was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for refusing to supply a sample for an agent of VADA.
This forced the bout to Arizona. At the weigh-in, Chavez Jr came in 4 pounds over and forced the contract to be altered. Once in the ring with Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (36-3, 30 KO’s) nothing improved!
When the fight began it was dreadfully obvious that Junior enjoyed an obscene size advantage. The extra mass was clearly causing Jacobs to proceed in a rather cautious fashion. For the first two periods, Junior marched forward throwing hard, thudding shots. The action was rather slow and in both rounds Jacobs had his moments at the end.
Jacobs’ offense finally fully thawed out in the third round. The Brooklyn bruiser was not landing anything overtly hurtful, but he was finding a rhythm and gaining much need confidence. During the fourth, Jacobs more or less willingly went to the corner and allowed Chavez to throw heavy punches at him.
Satisfied that Junior could not hurt him, the Miracle Man bulls way out by literally pushing Chavez Jr. From that point on, Junior’s size advantage appeared to be negated. He was not so much the stronger guy anymore, just the bigger one.
When he realized this, Junior began complaining to the ref about Jacobs using his shoulder. Jacobs ended the meaningful 3-miutes by yelling directly in Junior’s face.
The fifth period began with Junior crying about a head-butt. Half way through the round the wayward son of a legend landed a crackling straight right flush on the Miracle Man’s jaw. The shot electrified the crowd. While the blow was hard, Jacobs ate it well.
After taking a few moments to move and compose himself, the Brooklyn native landed his own impressive strikes. The late round rally drained any lingering fight left in Junior down his leg. In between the fifth and the sixth Chavez Jr quit in his corner.
At first it was speculated that he had an injured had. However, as things died down the final report was a broken nose caused him to back out of the fight. According to Chavez Jr, the Brooklyn native hit him with repeated head-butts and elbows in the nose.
The look on his father and Hall of Fame inductee Julio Cesar Chavez Sr’s face after he witnessed his son quit seemed as if he had sat down on sharp piece of glass.
When it became known Chavez Jr was going to retire, the crowd vigorously booed and eventually pelted the oafish fighter with beer and other assorted projectiles. He was forced to flee the ring with ring cards and jackets being used as shields.
Although happy with his win, Jacobs felt as if the win was tarnished by Junior’s antics.
In his post-fight interview, the former IBF middleweight champion said he would be willing to return to 160 for a fight with Jermall “Hit Man” Charlo (30-0, 22 KO’s) or a rematch with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KO’s).
Both would make for great bouts.
By: Bakari Simpson