Chavez Jr. Retires In Corner, Jacobs Wins
A week of tough tests and trials for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. ended on a stool on Friday night, as the former middleweight champion could not come out of the corner at the start of the sixth round of his fight with Daniel Jacobs.
Chavez Jr. who received a temporary restraining order on the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier this week that enabled him to fight Jacobs inside the Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, which went from a fight at 168 pounds to a 173 pound catchweight fight.
The son of legendary boxer Julio Cesar Chavez, looked to have won the first round against Jacobs, who was fighting for the first time above 160-pounds.
As round one turned into round two, Jacobs let his hands go against Chavez Jr, allowing the former middleweight champion to pick his spots and set the pace into round three by outboxing Chavez jr.
Chavez Jr was able to keep pace with Jacobs in the fifth round, but Jacobs once again unloaded on Chavez Jr. before the round ended.
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Once in the corner, Chavez Jr. called over the referee to indicate he suffered an injury and that he was unable to continue.
The immediate reaction from the crowd was riotous, throwing items into the ring as Chavez Jr. would allow himself to lose by TKO.