Manny Pacquiao drafts in Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for Sparring
WBA light-middleweight contender Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has flown to Manila in the Phillipines to act as chief sparring partner to Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao sees Chavez Jr’s fight style as ideal preparation for two-time World Champion Antonio Margarito when the pair is square up on November 13th in a venue that is yet to be decided.
Undefeated JC Jr has 41 wins on his record with 30 KO’s and is hoping that sparring with the great Pacquiao will help him get in the best shape of his life for his title challenge against Miguel Cotto.
Chavez has fought his last two bouts at Middleweight, but drop’s down to challenge the experienced Cotto with the venue most likely to be the Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
Chavez Jr. switched camps to Freddie Roach just before his last fight, which was a landslide points victory at 160lbs against John Duddy and his most notable victory to date.
For Pacquiao, training is being stepped up with the Margarito fight just over eight weeks away as he challenges the vacant WBC Light-Middleweight Title at a catch-weight of 150lbs.
A win for the Pacman would be his eighth different weight-class world title victory.