Chavez Jr.: ‘Jacobs Fought A Dirty Fight’
It was a wild night of boxing this past Friday, as Daniel Jacobs beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. following the latter quitting at the start of the sixth round. Chavez Jr. stated his broke his hand while Freddie Roach stated it was his nose. The crowd inside the Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, Arizona were littering the ring with trash, furious with the outcome.
Chavez Jr. (51-4-1, 1NC), who came in overweight (173 pounds for a 168 lb fight) and received a temporary restraining order against the Nevada State Athletic Commission, was not taking the blame for the loss. He instead told reporters last night it was Jacobs’ fault.
“It was a very good fight. I was getting close but got headbutted above the left eye,” Chavez Jr. stated, via Boxing Scene. “Then I had problems because of all the blood. I came over to the corner and couldn’t breathe. He elbowed me, and headbutted me. Very tough fight, I felt I couldn’t go cause I couldn’t breathe properly. The ref wasn’t calling anything.”
Chavez Jr. was controlling the fight at the beginning, but Jacobs (36-3) managed to storm back and take advantage of Chavez Jr.’s errors. Trading shots in the later rounds, Jacobs ended up hitting faster and harder shots while Chavez Jr. wasn’t landing effective ones. Regardless of the situation, he is hoping to right what he believes is a wrong and fight Jacobs once again.
“I apologize to the fans. I’d love to have a rematch,” Chavez Jr. went on to say. “I got headbutted, he fought a dirty fight, and didn’t even take a point away. He would have been able to continue doing the dirty work.”
As a result of the loss, Chavez Jr. is now 3-3 in his last six. Jacobs gets a rebound win following his unanimous decision loss to Canelo Alvarez back in May. He was on a three-fight win streak prior to that bout.