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Angel ‘Memo’ Heredia gives updates on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s training camp for Canelo Alvarez

Angel Heredia, far right, is in training camp with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Mexico

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday, May 6, former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will play the role of underdog when he faces off with fellow Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. in an HBO pay per view attraction.

Chavez (50-2-1, 32 KO’s) and Canelo (48-1-1, 34 KO’s) figure to give fireworks, and with the match taking place at a catch weight of 164.5 pounds, there are those intrigued whether or not Junior can make the weight. It’s been over four years, dating back to Sept. of 2012 when he faced Sergio Martinez, that Chavez has weighed under 165 pounds.

PHOTOS: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fails to make weight, fight with Reyes still moving forward

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. faces off with Marco Reyes on Saturday night (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

Once again, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has failed to make weight ahead of a highly-critical matchup vs. the very formidable Marcos Reyes. Chavez (48-2-1, 32 KO’s) and Reyes (33-2, 24 KO’s) agreed to a catch-weight limit of 169 pounds for their SHOWTIME-televised brawl, yet the son of the Mexican legend of the same name came in weighing 170.8 pounds.

Reyes was under the limit at 168.4 pounds, and despite Chavez not coming back to the scale to attempt to make the weight, the fight will still push forward. Check out the photos below for more photos.

Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. gets hammered by Andrzej Fonfara

Andrzej Fonfara cracks Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. with a right (Photo: Esther Lin – Showtime)

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Andrzej Fonfara

By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, determined Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara (27-3, 16 KO’s) upset Mexican star Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KO’s) in a way that very few expected.

Chavez was overall dominated and dropped hard in the ninth round before failing to come out for the tenth in a Showtime Championship Boxing attraction.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. calls out Gennady Golovkin: ‘I’ll bet you a million dollars that I’ll knock you out’

Gennady Golovkin stopped Martin Murray in the 11th round of their middleweight title tilt (Photo: Twitter)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Feb. 21, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin improved his record to 32-0 with 29 knockouts following an 11th round TKO over rugged and worthy contender Martin Murray.

Golovkin scored two knockdowns in the fourth and one more in the tenth courtesy of an overhand right. “GGG” will look to fight three more times in 2015, and let it be known once again that he would love a shot at WBC champion Miguel Cotto.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is happy that Brian Vera is going through with the rematch

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Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (47-1-1, 32 KO’s) speaks at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas ahead of his HBO televised rematch against Brian Vera. Check out the footage to see what Chavez Jr. had to say.

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. doesn’t think Juan Manuel Marquez will retire

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Post-fight coverage from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada as former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. shares his thoughts on his countryman Juan Manuel Marquez’s future after his split-decision loss to Tim Bradley

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. says he may go back with Freddie Roach following subpar performance vs. Vera

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Post-fight coverage from the HBO-televised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera fight from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. In the main event, Chavez Jr. won a controversial ten-round unanimous decision over Brian Vera despite several fans an insiders giving Vera the edge.

In this clip, Chavez reveals that he may go back to working with Freddie Roach after this victory

Brian Vera wants a rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. ‘I would love to do it again’

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Post-fight coverage from the HBO-televised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera fight from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. In the main event, Chavez Jr. won a controversial ten-round unanimous decision over Brian Vera despite several fans and insiders giving Vera the edge.

In this clip, Chris Robinson goes backstage and catches up with Brian Vera following the fight and get his thoughts on the outcome…

Team Chavez Jr. claim that Julio’s injured hand affected his performance against Brian Vera

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More post-fight coverage from Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s controversial victory over Brian Vera in Carson, Calif. as the former middleweight kind speaks on the hand injury that affected him in the fight as well as the critics of his performance and much more

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. says he may team back up with Freddie Roach following controversial victory over Brian Vera

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the past with Freddie Roach  (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, in Carson, Calif., former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was given a tougher-than-expected fight from gritty challenger Brian Vera inside of the StubHub Center.

Chavez vs. Vera was an entertaining affair that saw Vera outhustle Chavez in several rounds while Julio appeared to land the more telling and powerful blows throughout the contest.

After ten rounds of action, scorecards reading 98-92, 97-93, and 96-94 were all in Chavez’s favor despite several ringside observers seeing the fight for Vera.

Speaking at the post-fight press conference, Chavez’s co-promoter Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions revealed that his fighter had suffered an injury to his right hand in the fourth round.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera Official weigh-in; both men weigh under 173 pounds

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Exclusive coverage from the Millenium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. as former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and his oppoonent, Texas’ Brian Vera, both weigh under the contracted weight-limit of 173 pounds for their bout on Saturday, Sept. 28

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Brian Vera face off; fight set for 173 pounds heading into HBO clash

More coverage from Los Angeles and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Brian Vera face off heading into their HBO-televised fight on Saturday night. Chavez vs. Vera is now set to take place at a contracted weight-limit of 173 pounds prior to the fight…

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. sharp mitt work ahead of Brian Vera fight

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More all-access coverage from Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s media day in Bell, CA as the former middleweight champion prepares for his Sept. 28 battle against Brian Vera

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. warms up during media day amidst the weight controversy surrounding Vera bout

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Exclusives updates from the Azteca Boxing Club in Bell, CA as former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) warms up during his media day ahead of his clash with Brian Vera this Saturday night.

Word leaked on Tuesday afternoon that Chavez mentioned he would not be able to make the contracted weight of 168 pounds for the Vera fight, as he stated he could only come in as low as 173 pounds. This news didn’t sit too well with Vera’s team, including his trainer Ronnie Shields.

Robert Garcia expresses interest in training Chavez Jr. and recalls their recent phone conversation

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The dialogue between Chris Robinson and Robert Garcia continues, as the world class trainer speaks on the possibility of working with former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the future

Chavez Jr. questions Saul Alvarez’s popularity and speaks on his loss to Mayweather [Newsflash]

According to a report from Elisinio Castillo at BoxingScene.com, former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. doesn’t appear to be sold on the popularity of his countryman and rival Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. questions Canelo’s popularity and reveals what he did wrong against Mayweather

Saul Alvarez, right, attempting to rally against Floyd Mayweather during his majority-decision loss last weekend in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

According to a report from Elisinio Castillo at BoxingScene.com, former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. doesn’t appear to be sold on the popularity of his countryman and rival Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

The former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion, Alvarez is coming off of a one-sided loss at the hands of Floyd Mayweather on Sept. 14. It was recently revealed that the Showtime pay per view event generated an estimated 2.2 million purchases while becoming the highest-grossing event in boxing history, with revenue nearing $150 million.

While many have attributed a large portion of those numbers towards Alvarez’s popularity, Chavez disagrees.

“Canelo never scored big numbers with the events organized by HBO,” stated Chavez. “His highest rating was 1.0 while my fight against Marco Antonio Rubio had an audience of 1.9. Canelo is only popular in Mexico and mostly because of the great support he has from [Televisa].”

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. spotted sparring at the Top Rank gym in Las Vegas as the Vera fight looms

Former champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. spotted with Chase Corbin inside of the Top Rank Gym on Saturday, Aug. 31 (Photo: Chase Corbin)

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By Chris Robinson

It looks like former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) will be finishing up his preparation for his forthcoming bout against Brian Vera (23-6, 14 KO’s) out of the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The news came courtesy of welterweight prospect Chase “Checkmate” Corbin shortly after he finished sparring six rounds with the Mexican star.

Corbin has been a fixture around the Las Vegas scene for a few years after relocating from Philadelphia in late 2009. Working under the guidance of trainer Jeff Mayweather, Corbin (8-0, 7 KO’s) is a lanky boxer-puncher who has been involved in some memorable gym battles at the Mayweather Boxing Club and other locales in the city.

However, when sparring with Chavez, Corbin admitted that the classic bout between his fellow Philadelphian Meldrick Taylor and Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. was in the back of his mind.

“He was as good a student as Manny Pacquiao” – Freddie Roach still believes that he’s the best fit for Chavez Jr.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. facing off with Sergio Martinez this past September in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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There’s no denying that the tandem of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Freddie Roach had great success during their two and a half year run together.

Having welcomed Chavez into his Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles in late April of 2010, Roach understood that the young fighter had been rumored to be lethargic and uncooperative in camp. Still, Roach was able to sharpen his skills as Chavez continued his unbeaten streak while claiming the WBC middleweight crown as well.

Chavez was hit with a huge blow to his ego and career this past September when he was thoroughly outclassed over eleven and half rounds by Argentina’s Sergio Martinez before a knockdown and rally in the twelfth round came up short. The young prizefighter from Sinaloa, Mexico suffered his first professional defeat, losing a lopsided decision.

Word later leaked that Chavez was set to fire Roach, with either Nacho Beristain or Robert Garcia likely to fill his void.

Roach is unsure of where everything stands and still seems to hold on to extreme disappointment as to how the training camp for Martinez unraveled