Chavez Jr Preaches Confidence Ahead Of Jacobs Fight
Preparing for what he considers the “biggest fight of his career” under the learning tree of Freddie Roach, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. feels his future is bright.
Chavez Jr steps up to super middleweight on December 20th as he faces off against Daniel Jacobs in a fight that has been set for Arizona due to Chavez being suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
“The problems that I’ve had have been distractions, not focusing on what is mine, not boxing, being lazy, being undisciplined… I would go and grab a substance to avoid reality but I no longer have that conviction, I want to be the best fighter the world and for that I have to work three times harder,” Chavez Jr. told ESPN Deportes of his road to his second fight in three years.
“I think this is the most important fight of my career, each one is the most important but I feel that life put me back in the position where I can take a position that I think belongs to me, but it’s a position that belongs to someone due to discipline and work. Freddie Roach has been very hard on me and I like that because with my reputation you can no longer tell if I am well today or if I am not well tomorrow. For two months I go to the gym and I do not know what I will find, with who I will be sparring or what training I will do.. I just do whatever he says. I have to do it because he is getting me to my best.”
“Roach is confident that I can win,” Chavez Jr. contended. “He told me that he will not train me to lose because my career and my life require me to win this fight.”
While Chavez Jr is set for the fight, he is still embroiled in an issue with the NSAC due to his allegedly evading a random drug test prior to signing a fight with Jacobs, which Chavez Jr. claims gave NSAC no right to test him.
Initial Report: Boxing Scene