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September 17, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach said that he'll have a new, stricter approach with former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. if they successfully land a rematch against Sergio Martinez. “I've told Julio, 'When we do this again, the first day you miss anything, I'm going home,' " Roach said Monday at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where he was publicizing the Dec. 8 bout between another of his fighters,  Manny Pacquiao, and Juan Manuel Marquez. Roach told associates during training camp that Chavez Jr. routinely skipped sparring sessions in advance of Saturday's sellout, pay-per-view bout at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
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March 2, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. wasn't showboating in the final rounds of his Saturday night victory over Bryan Vera as much as he was dealing with pain. Promoter Bob Arum said Sunday that Chavez Jr. will be evaluated by a hand-and-foot specialist Monday after his convincing unanimous-decision victory over Vera in their super-middleweight fight in San Antonio. “We'll get a [treatment] schedule and go from there,” Arum said. Following the 117-110, 117-110, 114-113 victory on Saturday, Chavez Jr. (48-1-1, 32 knockouts)
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September 16, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
With a massive lead built by years of attention to developing his jab, speed and quickness, Sergio Martinez decided he still wanted to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the 12th round. The rookie move nearly cost Martinez a victory he's longed for, as Chavez knocked Martinez down in the 12th and forced him to find a final skill - fortitude - to survive and claim a unanimous-decision victory in the World Boxing Council middleweight championship bout. Judges Adalaide Byrd and Stanley Christodoulou scored the bout 118-109 and Dave Moretti had it 117-110 for Martinez (50-2-2)
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February 28, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Julio Cesar Chavez's unanimous-decision victory over Brian Vera in September in Carson was so clouded by a travesty of weigh-in adjustments and dubious judging, a rematch is coming Saturday night in San Antonio on HBO. Chavez (47-1-1, 32 knockouts) made weight Friday, coming in a half pound under the super-middleweight limit of 168 pounds to avoid a possible fine that would've gone into Vera's pocket. Chavez gloated, bringing a giant check written for the agreed-upon penalty of $250,000, and wrote “VOIDED” across the front of it, handing it to Vera (23-7, 14 KOs)
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June 4, 2011 | By Bill Dwyre
With a legend sitting ringside, signature red head-band accenting his tuxedo, his son kept alive his hopes of adding another to the family. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., the son of Mexico's famed Julio Sr., and a boxer entering his 44th fight with questions remaining about his heart and desire, answered many of those Saturday night at Staples Center. Chavez Jr. (43-0-1) won a slugfest and his first title, the World Boxing Council middleweight world title, beating the incumbent, Sebastian Zbik of Germany, in a majority decision.
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November 25, 1992 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When last seen, Lonnie Smith of Las Vegas was running away from Julio Cesar Chavez like turkeys are running this week from men with axes. After two weeks of boasting about the punishment he was going to administer to Chavez, the World Boxing Council's super lightweight champion, Smith climbed into a ring in Las Vegas on Sept. 14, took one good body punch from Chavez in the opening seconds and folded.
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May 25, 2005 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
One is a has-been. The fights that made Julio Cesar Chavez a legend in his native Mexico are available now only on highlight reels and through their retelling by fans. The other is a never-was. Always a contender, never a champion in a major sanctioning organization, Ivan Robinson has sunk to preliminary fighter. Chavez, now 40-something -- his exact age is a matter of speculation -- has fought only three times in nearly five years since being knocked out by Kostya Tszyu in 2000.
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February 20, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ever since the mid-1980s, when Mexican idol Julio Cesar Chavez first came to be recognized as boxing's greatest pound-for-pound performer, Mexicans have wondered how many people he could draw to Azteca Stadium. Tonight, they will find out. The spotlighted performer on a four-fight, pay-per-view show, Chavez's match with Greg Haugen could draw 130,000 to Azteca, one of the world's largest stadiums.
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September 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
World super lightweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez said that he has signed for an $8-million defense against Greg Haugen in March.
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April 27, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rafael Pineda and Charles Murray were selected by the International Boxing Federation to contend for its junior-welterweight title, vacated earlier this week by Julio Cesar Chavez, who turned down a mandatory title defense.
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October 31, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Should Gennady Golovkin get through the Saturday night challenge of middleweight contender Curtis Stevens in Brooklyn, the Russian world middleweight champion is aiming to fight four times in 2014. If he can find four guys who'll fight him. The 31-year-old Golovkin (27-0, 24 knockouts) takes a streak of 14 consecutive knockouts to the Saturday bout on HBO, and his 89% knockout percentage is the best among any world champion. Golovkin, who trains in Big Bear for San Gabriel Valley resident Abel Sanchez, showed strides by knocking out Matthew Macklin with a third-round body shot in June.
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September 29, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
The boxing scene Saturday in Los Angeles showcased one great middleweight and three others trying to be. The great one, Andre Ward, worked from the TV booth at ringside, as one of the three trying to be him, popular Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., took on a hand-picked opponent, Brian Vera of Austin, Texas. That would come later. Earlier, a few miles away from the scheduled boxing action at the StubHub Center in Carson, two other middleweight bouts were announced. What Chavez Jr. achieved later might have a direct bearing on both fights.
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September 28, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Another night of boxing, more controversy. The sport currently comes with an odor. Even more than usual. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., more famous by birth than achievement, won a 10-round unanimous decision Saturday night at StubHub Center. He beat Bryan Vera of Austin, Texas, who had been put in the ring as a steppingstone opponent for bigger, more lucrative paydays in boxing's suddenly attractive middleweight divison. The decision was booed heartily by the crowd. It came in the immediate aftermath of the controversial draw scoring by Nevada judge C.J. Ross in the obvious, one-sided Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Saul "Canelo" Alvarez match.
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September 27, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
The wait - and weight - is over for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. In September 2012, Chavez lost a one-sided but dramatic fight to Argentina's Sergio Martinez, after which he was suspended for marijuana use. Saturday night, he climbs back into the ring after a year's absence to fight Brian Vera at StubHub Center in Carson. The non-title bout was originally contracted to be a super-middleweight fight with a weight limit of 168 pounds. But Chavez (46-1-1, 32 knockouts) reported this week that he was at 173, and the fight's promoters renegotiated for the new limit of 173 Friday after Chavez had said, "This is not a championship fight.
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September 25, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.'s struggles with weight have led to his Saturday fight against Brian Vera in Carson to possibly have a catchweight figure assigned. Promoter Bob Arum said Wednesday that the Chavez-Vera non-title bout at StubHub Center could have a weight limit up to 173 pounds, an increase from the super-middleweight limit of 168 pounds. “It's still being discussed based on where Julio is. Everyone wants to get it resolved,” Arum said before the bout's final news conference Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles.
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June 20, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will return from his first career loss -- and a subsequent marijuana suspension -- when he fights Brian Vera on Sept. 7 at Staples Center, Chavez's Mexico-based promoter said Thursday. Fernando Beltran said the deal is done for the former world middleweight champion and son of the legendary Mexican fighter. There remains speculation, however, that Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 knockouts) will be trained by someone other than Hollywood's Freddie Roach, who pushed the fighter to a world title before his Sept.
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