Bob Arum said Julio Cesar Chavez could fight Brian Vera next, and eventually, Andre Ward.
Chavez Jr. training camp notes, second edition
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was told by his father, Julio Sr., and his grandmother that he had to win every one of his first 10 professional fights or retire from the sport.
WBC middleweight beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is preparing to defend his crown opposite RING champion Sergio Martinez in an HBO Pay Per View-televised bout that will happen on Sept. 15 at The Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Chavez, 26, is unbeaten at 46-0-1, with 32 stoppages and is coming off a seventh-round knockout victory over challenger Andy Lee (28-1, 20 KOs) in June.
Martinez, 37, has a record of 49-2-2 that includes 28 knockouts, and is in pursuit of his sixth straight win, and his fifth consecutive knockout during that run.
The following is the second edition of Chavez's training camp notes, taken from a press release distributed by HBO in association with fight promoters Top Rank, which handles Chavez, and Lou DiBella Entertainment, which has Martinez.
Wednesday, August 29: Chavez - Julio, you became a professional fighter at a relatively late age and without any amateur experience. What factors helped mold that decision? Was your father in favor of you becoming a professional fighter? And how has your father helped you since making your professional debut? Has your relationship with your father changed since becoming a professional fighter?
"I was not sure I wanted to be boxer at first, and started working out during late 2002 and early 2003. I lived in the United States in Riverside, Calif., and when I went back home to Culiacan, I went to my father's gym and told my uncles I wanted to be a boxer.
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