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Chavez wins and threw beer at him again

Photo by Zanfer Boxing

Unbeaten “Son of the Legend” Omar Chavez (22-0-1, 15 KOs) defeated Rodrigo Juarez (15-12-1, 11 KOs) by split decision in an eight round welterweight bout on Saturday night at the Centro de Espectaculos in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. Scores were 78-77, 79-77 for Chavez, and 78-77 for Juarez. The local fans were upset by the decision and threw beer into the ring.

In the co-feature, former welterweight world champion Jose Luis “Maestrito” Lopez (50-5-2, 28 KOs) stayed on his stool at the beginning of round six and lost by TKO to Francisco “Panchito” Sierra (21-3, 19 KOs) in a super middleweight bout.

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  1. Amy

    @EZ
    I agree. If you noticed during the fight, there were many empty seats. Even though Omar is a Chavez, real fans see though that and judge Omar and Julio Jr. on their own merit and achievments. In both cases, neither one has accomplished anything important in the sport. To put it in some perspective, Julio Jr has a better record than Floyd Mayweather. On paper it looks good, but we all know the truth about the whole thing. That is the problem I have. He is hailed as a great fighter and deserving of being a main event. I admit that both brothers have skills ( don’t want to call it talent) that have yet to be forced out of them.
    Chavez is Sr seemes bafled at why his kids are booed. So what else is new. Despite all the criticisim, I wish them the best.

  2. Jesus A

    EZ,
    I get what your saying and it makes sense. I for one am looking forward to Julio’s next fight for the reasons you stated. You won’t convince me to pay PPV money for one of his fights just yet. To me just the fact that Freddie Roach is training Julio is intriging ( at least to me ) in itself. It does make you wonder though…

  3. EZ E

    Jesus Yeah, I have to generally agree with you as well. To be honest, I didn’t see the fight although a couple of my friends did. Yes, he does own some skills. He and his brother aren’t on a A nor B level and I doubt that they’ll ever be. I’m not trying to knock them for that, it’s just the way I see things. Now, in Omar’s case, this fight does in fact tell us more about him and HOW MUCH skill he truly has. And as for Julio Cesar Jr, the whole boxing world will have their eyes on his next fight, whether they wish to admit it or not. Here fans will have TWO fighters that they’ve been dying to feast on. TWO of the most lesser talented/highly hyped fighters in many years. BOTH on the same ring!!

    I too wish them the best. It aint easy being a Chavez. One question that always lingers in my mind is: Were these two kids convinced to turn pro because the honestly thought that they can be elite world champions??? Or… was it a business, “milking’ the family name to the last drop.

  4. Jesus A

    @EZ
    I agree. If you noticed during the fight, there were many empty seats. Even though Omar is a Chavez, real fans see though that and judge Omar and Julio Jr. on their own merit and achievments. In both cases, neither one has accomplished anything important in the sport. To put it in some perspective, Julio Jr has a better record than Floyd Mayweather. On paper it looks good, but we all know the truth about the whole thing. That is the problem I have. He is hailed as a great fighter and deserving of being a main event. I admit that both brothers have skills ( don’t want to call it talent) that have yet to be forced out of them.
    Chavez is Sr seemes bafled at why his kids are booed. So what else is new. Despite all the criticisim, I wish them the best.

  5. EZ E

    What’s in a ‘name’?? In this case… EVERYTHING. Well. to be fair, other fighters receive “gift” decisions at this level but it goes relatively un-noticed. But being a high profiled fighter on account of his dad’s nane has it’s benefits and consequences. Consider all he hype that goes along with what now has become more of “THE CHAVEZ CIRCUS IS COMMING TO TOWN” atmosphere and it shouldn’t really surprise us when beer is thrown. It could actually be worse.

    People expect a fighter to live up to the hype, especially if the fighter is a ‘Chavez”, like it or not. He’s the one ‘milking’ the family name, getting much ballyhooed main events and getting paid exceptionally well WITHOUT the exceptional skills and talent. And when he doesn’t meet the qualifications of the hype and disappoints… the FANS want at least the pleasure of seeing the RIGHT man get the decision.

    What’s in a name?? Once again, in this case EVERYTHING. And don’t be surprised if when “THE CHAVEZ CIRCUS” comes to a town near you…. LIVE and/or On PPV !!!

  6. Jesus A

    Omar Chavez gives a mediocre show against mediocre opposition. I had the fight 76-76. If that’s the best Chavez can do against a guy that is15-12 then so be it. Just don’t make him a main event again.