Boxing News: Canelo Alvarez Says Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. May Quit Yet Again; Junior Says Mexican Boxer 'Jealous'

By Joe Bacaron, Posted: 04/20/17 06:51PM EDT
Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
LYNWOOD, CA - Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez pose for the crowd during a press tour at the Plaza Mexico on February 24, 2017 in Lynwood, California.
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Canelo Alvarez said Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has a history of quitting, so it's not unlikely he will give up during their catchweight fight scheduled on May 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Mexican also said that his opponent benefited from the huge fanbase of his hall of famer father.

Back in April 2015, Chavez Jr. was facing a bigger Andzej Fonfara at the catchweight of 172 Ibs. In nine rounds, he was pummeled, battered and trashed. When the bell rang and as he sat on his stool, he told his trainer, Joe Goossen, "I'm done." He claimed to have suffered from an injury, although everybody has been accusing him of quitting.

Now, Alvarez said that history may repeat itself when he faces off against Chavez Jr. "Everything's possible in boxing and as the great Bernard Hopkins once said, 'Once a quitter, always a quitter' so anything's possible," he said.

Although both are Mexicans, he said that he has more fans considering that he worked his way up from nothing. In contrast, his opponent has fame handed to him just because he's the son of one of the greatest Mexican boxers. Also, his opponent has shown that he doesn't possess the work ethic necessary to sustain greatness, and fans can see through his lack of discipline. "I think a lot of his fans are more his father's fans than his, and his fans follow his father, what his father says," he said.

Meanwhile, Chavez Jr. said that Alvarez's trash talk stems from jealousy because of his pedigree. He said that to the Mexican's mind, "I'm guilty of having been born at the top. I did not ask to be the son of Julio Cesar Chavez."

Chavez Sr., who retired with a professional record of 107 wins against 6 losses, refused to be baited into joining the trash talking between his son and Alvarez. "I respect what Canelo says but I do not agree with him. It's a dispute between them and they should fix it inside the ring," the 54-year-old said.



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