Former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is facing the end of his career after suffering a fourth defeat in five years.
The son of a legend returned for the first time since facing massive criticism for his performance against Danny Jacobs in 2019.
Chavez retired in five rounds at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix and gave one of the worst displays of his tenure.
Retiring on his stool, even Chavez’s famous father looked as though he couldn’t watch on the night.
This time around, facing Mario Cazares, Chavez hoped for a victory that could push him into another big payday.
Cazares held a record of 11-0, but in truth, he had never fought anyone of note. Also, the 30-year-old had only fought one fighter with a winning record – quite a shocking statistic for his age.
In that hollow victory last December, his opponent had still lost eight times.
None-the-less, the fight went the way of the considerable underdog in front of the live cameras of DAZN.
Out-boxed and seeming disinterested in the sport, Chavez Jr. performed poorly. Once a cut had opened up in the mid-rounds, that was his out.
In the end, Chavez pulled himself out due to the eyelid gash, and the cards went 59-54 and 57-56 (twice) for Cazares.
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On the undercard, father Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. did considerably more entertaining than his son in a battle with Jorge Arce.
The Mexican legends fought for the third time and gave everything despite being veterans of their craft.
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They put it all on the line for four solid rounds. In the end, a pat on the back without a winner.
Further results saw Yamileth Mercado stop Irasema Rayas. At the same time, Misael Gracia and Jose Alejandro Burgos fought to a majority draw.
The night will be remembered for one thing only, though. Chavez Jr. is finally facing up to the fact his career is over.