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Chavez Jr.'s training camp notes
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: "It was my dream to become a world champion. That’s why I decided to become a professional fighter ... Of course, I now like hearing the ring announcer say, 'The winner, and still...'"
On Sept. 15, WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will put his crown on the line opposite RING champion Sergio Martinez in a bout that will take place on HBO Pay Per View from the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 knockouts) will also be featured on HBO's 2 Days: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Saturday, Aug. 25, starting at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.
The documentary will cover a 48-hour span in the life of Chavez Jr., the 26-year-old son of the former titleholder by the same name.
Chavez Jr. is coming off a seventh-round stoppage victory over challenger Andy Lee (28-1, 20 KOs) in June, while Martinez, 37, was last in the ring for an 11th-round knockout victory over Matthew Macklin (28-4, 19 KOs) in March.
The following are Chavez's training camp notes taken from a press release distributed by HBO in association of fight promoters Top Rank, which handles Chavez, and Lou DiBella Entertainment, which has Martinez.
In it, Chavez describes his worst moment in the ring being a split-decision victory over Matt Vanda in July of 2008, as well as his best, which was capturing his current belt by dethroning Sebastian Zbik by majority decision in June of last year.
Wednesday, August 22: Chavez Jr. – Discuss your best and worst memory as a fighter, and which wins -- amateur or professional -- have been the most satisfying or memorable?
"My best memory as a fighter is winning the world middleweight championship. It was my dream to become a world champion. That’s why I decided to become a professional fighter. Beating Sebastian Zbik in Los Angeles to become the middleweight champion is something that I will never forget, and for so many reasons.
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