Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.(46-1-1 32KOs) had suffered many problems after his first lost and Sergio Martinez was not the only one. After his loss Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. popped dirty, failing a drug test due to marijuana use. Later came the suspensions, fines, and trainers falling out of touch within the Chavez Jr. camp. (Freddie Roach and Alex Ariza)
Freddie Roach has mentioned he is willing to work with Chavez Jr. once again, but after fighters suffer their first defeat they sometimes look to try something new and finding a new coach is usually the norm.
Well Chavez Jr. did not have to look too far because luckily he is the son of boxing great Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.(107-6-2 86KO’s) Chavez Sr. whom is always apart of his sons camp and fights has been coaching his son throughout Chavez Jr’s life if you think about it. Let us not forget that Chavez Jr. has no amateur record and has a damn good record as a pro. That had to come from someone.
It will be interesting how the two will do as an official team. Vladimir Baldenebro will be second in command and Alex Ariza we also still be a part of the unit as a strength and conditioning coach, so there really ain’t no new faces.
Chavez Jr. could have probably went this route due to all the losses Freddie Roach’s fighters had suffered for 2012. Maybe with Manny Pacquiao still being Freddie’s main man, or Zhou Shiming being hyped as the next big thing, and the addition of Miguel Cotto, maybe Chavez Jr. felt like he needed his father to take the reigns because Freddie Roach is too busy.
Well if Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. puts on one hell of a performance it looks like the father and son duo will be a perfect combination. If a loss from Brian Vera happens it will be interesting to see if Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will keep his dad in the corner. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fights September 7 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on HBO.