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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (45-0-1, 31 KOs) successfully defended his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over mandatory challenger Marco Antonio Rubio (53-6-1, 47 KOs) on Saturday night before 14,120 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Two weeks before his fight, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was arrested for a DUI. Julio was pulled over in his black Land Rover on a Los Angeles freeway. That’s when the highway patrol officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol. After failing several sobriety tests, Chavez Jr was arrested for drunk driving.
There were several things I didn’t like about the fight Saturday night and a few things that need to be answered.
Why Texas allows open scorecards is beyond me. There were several times were the judges scorecard were showed to Chavez’s trainer, Freddie Roach, between rounds. In my personal opinion, I think it makes a big difference.
During the rounds you would see Chavez Sr. going up to Chavez Jr’s corner. You’re not allowed to do that. If you’re not working the corner, you can’t just go and talk to the boxer or in this case, his son. I am sure it wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the fight but I just don’t understand why Chavez gets extra perks.
When Chavez was booked for his drunk driving on Jan 22, 2012, he was listed as weighing 175lbs, not sure how he lost 15 pounds in 10 days to make the 160lb limit on Friday, Feb 03, 2012, especially when you’re drinking beer days before. On fight night, Chavez weighed-in 22 pounds heavier (182lbs), if that doesn’t make you wonder, maybe the fact that Chavez Jr. fled from his dressing room without leaving a urine sample to be tested for drugs after the fight.
According to the WBC regulations, it’s a violation not to give a urine sample after a title fight. When WBC President Jose Sulaiman was asked why Chavez left without given a urine sample he simple shrugged his shoulders and said, “we forgot.”
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