WBA light-middleweight contender Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has flown to Manila in the Philippines to act as a 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 KOs. He hopes 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. He drops down to challenge the experienced Cotto.
The venue will most likely be the extraordinary Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas, home of the NFL team.
Junior, so far, has a lot to prove in terms of longevity in the sport. His famous father’s fantastic run in the sport remains over him at every turn.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. switched camps to Freddie Roach just before his last fight. It was a landslide points victory at 160lbs against John Duddy and his most notable achievement to date.
For Pacquiao, training is being stepped up with the Margarito fight just over eight weeks away. Hee 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. Winning another title against a mammoth challenge like Margarito would put the former 105-pound fighter into the stratosphere regarding legacy.
That elusive fight with Floyd Mayweather continues to be what fans want the most. Whether it happens ever remains under a cloud.