Yet another beating happened at the hands of the junior!
Make no mistake, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. had beaten yet another "bogus" contender to make it to the top. Imagine a six foot guy with visible muscles fighting it out with a flabby 5'8" tall boxer and can't even produce a single knockdown.
The opponent is Luciano Cuello, a Spaniard who has a record of 21-1, 10 KO’s, and hasn't beaten a credible fighter. His record indicates that Bob Arum is just feeding Chavez Jr. a bunch of bums, one after another.
The fight is exciting and competitive. It’s an all-out inside fight between the two from start to finish, with Chavez Jr. holding his ground and throwing multiple combinations to the head and body.
Cuello stood up to the bigger Chavez Jr. with a mixture of punches, pressuring the taller Chavez to move backwards often times. One thing I observed from Cuello is that he doesn’t possess a power to knockout his foe. It is noticeable that in the late rounds Chavez Jr. was already tired and Cuello could have changed the tempo and won the fight.
After the fight Bob Arum mentioned three possible adversaries that Julio may encounter this year. He mentioned three boxers and one of them is the current No. 1, pound for pound, in boxing namely John Duddy, Oscar Dela Hoya, and the fighting pride of the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao.
Yes John Duddy is a legitimate contender (at last Bob, job well done) with a record of 26-0 with 17 wins by knockout. He is scheduled to fight in New York on April 24, 2009 undefeated, good, durable boxer, and the better opponent for Chavez Jr.
Next is Oscar Dela Hoya, a proud boxer and a wealthy promoter. Ten time, six division champ and an all time great, no, not in boxing, but in the history of cash fights. A disposed protagonist by Manny Pacquiao last December and just recently announced that he is thinking of retirement and is not planning to return in the squared ring, specifically if it’s for Chavez Jr.
The last name that the Bob father brought in was a surprise to the fans all over the world. I don't know what he is thinking when he told the media that his last proposed opponent is the pound for pound king, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao. For me it’s just a mere hype to introduce Chavez Jr. as the new Mexican hero after the loss of some of the Mexican greats like Morales, Margarito, and Arce.
We can't blame Bob for what he said, but it's still a major possibility, as he is one of the most powerful promoters in boxing today. Right now, Bob Arum's Top Rank Promotions holds ground a few notches higher than the Golden Boy Promotions when it comes to big and quality fights. Top Rank has been there for a long time, even before Oscar Dela Hoya learned how to wear boxing gloves.
Manny Pacquiao versus Julio Cesar Chavez is a dream fight for Bob Arum because it can revitalize the famous rivalry between Mexico and the Philippines. But for boxing fans (including me), this fight is a complete idiocy.
We have seen how Chaves Jr. stormed his way to the top beating bums. His stamina almost betrayed him in most of his fights that only lasted for the first few rounds. Now, can somebody explain how a fighter, who always looses steam in late rounds, can become a contender to an energy bunny like Manny Pacquiao, who has an incredible stamina and can last for 20 rounds.
Manny Pacquiao is a living ball of fire with energy and pure power that can beat anyone in his weight class and can inflict the beating of their lives. Ask those 48 folks who had just been annihilated by the pacific typhoon and compare Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fights against Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao's.
If Manny Pacquiao badly beat the famous Oscar Dela Hoya, how much worse would it be if he was matched with Chavez, who just fought a no name in his division and only won a UD against Matt Vanda?
I have seen how Chavez Jr. fights and I know, deep in my heart, that even Manny Pacquiao with one of his arms tied can, inflict pain and damage or even knockout Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.. I will bet my two hefty balls on it. How about you, want to bet?
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