Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., the son of former Mexican boxing star Julio Cesar Chavez, was victorious Saturday night June 26 when he outpointed Irish fighter John Duddy in a 12-round middleweight main event at the San Antonio, Texas Alamodome on the Top Rank promoted “Latin Fury 15” PPV card.
This was Julio’s first fight under the tutelage of legendary trainer Freddie Roach, who currently trains Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan.
Chavez still has room to grow but he looked sharp and in better shape than in previous outings, credit for the fighters condition can also go to strength and conditioning coach, Alex Ariza, who helped transform Manny Pacquiao into a stronger and faster fighter moving up in the weight classes.
On the undercard of Chavez Jr. vs. Duddy, Mexico’s Marco Antonio Barrera won a 10-round unanimous decision over Brazilian boxer Adailton De Jesus at lightweight.
After the fight Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said a possible match-up between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Miguel Cotto at 154-pounds is an option, the fight would be for Miguel Cotto’s WBA Jr. middleweight title he won from Jewish champion Yuri Foreman on June 8 at Yankee Stadium.
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