Weekend Wrap Up: Getting Better.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. displayed a new dimension to his fight style last Saturday night in his 5th round TKO win over Peter Manfredo. Chavez Jr. boxed and boxed Manfredo very well before he hurt him with that big right hand. Jr’s ring generalship was stellar as he moved side to side in and out controlling the ring and Peter.

Keep in mind Jr. is only 25 and had NO amateur experience. His work with Freddie is starting to pay off as he just isn’t a plodding, slow, lazy puncher anymore. This kid is developing some skills! If he keeps this up in a couple fights I would favor him over Canelo. Jr. is big, tough, has power, and heart. Now that he displayed he can also box, he’s a tough fight for Canelo who has his own issues to iron out.

The snickers and jeers at Julio Jr. are starting to dwindle and deserving so. Give this kid a little more time and he could be far better than many would have ever expected. i for one think he will get much better and I enjoy watching him fight.

Peter said after the fight he’s retiring. Peter was a good fighter. He fought his ass off and was always a class act. I wish him the best in his new endeavors. He was a true blue collar east coast fighter that fought with passion and pride.

His performance deserves an A. There’s lots to work on yet but he’s in great hands with Freddie Roach.

24/7

I LOVED the Cotto-Margarito 24/7! Cotto’s proof of Margarito’s loaded wraps is hard to argue. Antonio is playing the villain well with his body language and how he dresses. Cotto hates this dude and the tension is real. I’m looking forward to each episode and of course the fight!

Face Off

I love Cotto-Margarito Face Off even more. Damn these guys hate each other! Check it out.

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One Response to “Weekend Wrap Up: Getting Better.”

  • ROB B Says:

    I watched the replay of the first fight this weekend, its on HBO on demand, that fight was a true classic. Margarito just never stopped moving forward and he took all of cottos punches.

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