Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Disappoints Everyone Again
Hall of fame Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr (107-6-2, 85ko), stepped back into the ring in an exhibition bout against former four-divisional champion Jorge “Travieso “ Arce (64-8-2, 49ko). This was the third time these two men would compete in an exhibition bout with all the proceeds going towards helping the Mexican people that were affected by COVID-19.
However, the news of another disappointing performance by his son Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (51-4-1, 33ko), quitting again in the sixth round after a cut over the left eye against Mario Abel Cazares (11-0, 5ko) is dominating social media!
The two fought on the undercard of Chavez Sr’s exhibition September 25 live on DAZN. With the son of a legend quitting, Cazares would win by technical decision by the scores of 59-54 and 57-56 twice.
SETUP TO BE GREAT
Chavez Jr was giving the keys to the kingdom because of the legendary name he possesses. His father is still heavily loved by the Mexican people and is arguably considered the greatest fighter of his country.
His career was taking off. Things went into overdrive after winning the WBC middleweight championship against Sebastian Zbik back in 2011. It was looking as if he could live up to the hype even losing the title against Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez as he almost knocked out the Argentine fighter in the last round. This stirred up old memories of how his father stopped Meldrick “The Kid” Taylor back in 1990.
OTHERS NOT LIVING UP TO EXPECTATIONS
Being the son of a legendary fighter, one can imagine how difficult it can be. Especially when you decide to follow in the footsteps of the sport where your father has made his legacy. Furthermore, there is plenty of father-son combinations where the son just couldn’t live up to the expectations of the father.
Hector “Macho” Camacho won championships in three weight divisions. However, his son Camacho Jr (59-7-1, 33ko) was talented but never fought for a world title. “Sugar” Shane Mosley, a three-divisional champion was inducted in the International Hall of Fame. Then there is his son, Mosley Jr (16-3, 9ko) who hasn’t been able to make any type of mark in the sport.
Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns is one of the more respected fighters of all time! Meanwhile his son, Ronald Hearns (28-6, 22ko) has been beaten up and stopped by journeymen like Derrick Findley, Harry Joe Yorgey, Josue Obando and Eddie Hunter. This on top of losing badly to champions like Erislandy Lara and Felix Sturm.
Marvis Frazier (19-2, 8ko) is the son of the great Joe Frazier who was the first to defeat “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali. However, he did not enjoy anywhere close to the accolades of his father. He would beat top contenders like James “Bone Crusher” Smith and James Tillis, but get beaten soundly by Larry Holmes and Mike Tyson before retiring two years after the Tyson fight.
We can go on and on!
STOP BELIEVING IN CHAVEZ JR.
Unfortunately, the fight against Martinez was the beginning of a downward spiral for Chavez Jr. Later he quit on his stool against Polish fighter Andrzej Fonfara (30-5, 18ko).
Oh wait, there is more.
Next was the abysmal performance against Mexican superstar Canelo “Saul” Alvarez. If that wasn’t enough, boxing gave him another chance to prove himself against IBF champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs to close out the year in 2019. True to his pattern, the former Mexican champion quit again.
It is hard to explain but somehow with all these disappointing moments, Chavez Jr. still finds himself given a chance simply because of the legendary name. Moreover even in this fight, there was an aura of maybe we will finally see an image of his father.
Which is the problem. Boxing fans need to see him for who he is. Fans and pundits are looking for his legendary father.
Chavez Jr quit because of a cut over his left eye that wasn’t in danger of bothering him at all. There was barely any blood and this was an easy fight against a complete “no-name” fighter with a weak resume.
Quitting in boxing is unacceptable! And the former Mexican champion has done it multiple times. It is time for everyone to stop believing in Chavez Jr, the boy will never be his father, and he is seriously tarnishing the Chavez legacy.
By: Garrisson Bland