Cazares defeats Chavez Jr. by tech decision

In an upset, unbeaten Mario Cazares (13-0, 5 KOs) took a six round technical decision over “Son of the Legend” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (51-5-1, 33 KOs) in a light heavyweight bout on Friday night at the Grand Hotel in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico. Chavez, the former WBC middleweight champion, never really got untracked and was often outworked by Cazares, who fought a dirty fight and was deducted a point for a headbutt in round two. The bout was stopped in round six due to a cut over Chavez’ left eye. Scores were 57-56, 59-54, 57-56.

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Earlier, Mexican ring legends Julio César Chávez and Jorge “Travieso” Arce fought an four round exhibition with proceeds going to charity. Both fighters wore headgear. They didn’t always put their full leverage into it, but some of the punches sounded like they had some pop. They kept fighting after the final bell. It was entertaining.
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  • Cazares is a dirty fighter should have been disqualified for all the holding and intentional head shoulder butts. I’m not a Chavez fan but that was ridiculous.

    • Chaves Jr. should retire etc. etc. agree, but that does not excuse the dirty fighting by Cazares. Ref simply did not do his job, dirty fighting like this does not belong in boxing no matter what.

  • this fight was quite interesting. Casarez? Who the hell is that, and he beat up chavez every round. Was he dirty? Yea, jus as Chavez has always been.glad it was free

  • Chavez, Jr. should hang it up. He was slow, telegraphed his punches, and didn’t seem interested in punching even when he had Cazares in front of him. He accepted clinches readily and didn’t even try to break free and punch. What he did do was complain to the ref often when he should have been taking care of business. When he did punch, many of his swings were wild. It looked to me like he welcomed the stoppage. He just looked awful tonight.

    I have no idea why the cards were so close. It was a one-sided fight with Chavez, Jr. taking a beating. The exhibition match between Jorge Arce and Chavez, Sr. was a lot more exciting with punches thrown galore. Chavez, Jr. disgraced the Chavez name with his performance tonight. Unfortunately, he has been doing that a lot lately.

  • Cazares has some ability. He beat Canelo as an amateur if I understand correctly. But Chavez just isn’t there anymore and he was only REALLY into boxing for a very short while, in retrospect.

  • Chavez, Jr. refused to fully embrace the mental aspect of boxing, and it is far too late for him. Taking matters for granted has a strong tendency to bite a person in the a*s. Chavez, Jr. should retire.

  • Just because he carries the Chavez name, he could never hold up to his dad. He always go at lessor opponents but folds under pressure.

  • Chavez Jr quits again. So annoying. He should not box again. A disgrace to boxing. Almost all his loss in the ring is by quitting. No more. Disgrace to his legend father.

  • The result of this fight might benefit boxing. Who knows what was the intention behind, if Jr. would have won the fight. Hopefully this could be his last fight. Boxing doesn’t need this kind of person earning undeservedly, what others get with decency and sacrifices. We all know Chavez Jr. was never a good boxer, just the product of clever promoters with carefully matchmaking exploiting the illustrious name of his father. The scam could have worked if he has been a disciplined person, but that is the less he has

  • This is why I’m moving on to MMA & Kick Boxing. Boxing is a joke from Charlo twins to Chavez jr. Floyd ruined Boxing.

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