An L.A. Fight Fan's Perspective on Boxing's Past and Present
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is starting to look impressive... a little.
By Scott G
After watching the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Andy Lee title fight that occurred in El Paso last night, I was actually impressed with Chavez Jr for really the first time in his much heralded career of facing hand picked tomato can opponents. Although Lee was a fighter who once again seemed to be right in Chavez' wheel house for his strengths, Slow, stands right in front of you, not huge power etc.. And despite the fact that the ring was probably the smallest ring I've seen since I bought the WWF play set for my sons for Christmas 20 years ago, he did very well against an Emanuel Stewart trained fighter. Lee isn’t the caliber of a Sergio Martinez, but, Chavez did impose his will on Lee and ultimately knocked him out with a perfectly timed right during a barrage of punches. Chavez also showed a good chin which he will undoubtedly need as he steps up his competition since his defense is woefully lacking. I Think a bit more time with Freddy Roach will help him a lot and pay dividends down the road.