May 27, 2005

Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., on his farewell tour

By Armando Cabrera

Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and his son Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. held a public work out on Saturday at the Sycuan Resort and Casino in El Cajon, California. The legendary Julio Cesar Chavez [107-5-2, 87 KO’s] will face Ivan Robinson on Saturday May 28, 2005 at the Staple Center in Los Angeles, California. Chavez has been training hard despite a minor cold, his final farewell tour across the States have brought out a huge loyal boxing fans to view their idol trained

At the press conference Julio humor the crowd singing and saying “Thanks you, no question, thank” leaving the podium but returning to finish what he had to say. “I am happy because Fernando gave us a air-condition work out facility [referring to the outside ring] I am very please seeing many fans out there still supporting me there is really not much to say come Saturday I going to give you a great surprised”. When ask about if he win by a KO would there be a rematch with Hector Macho Camacho “I don’t know Hector Camacho doesn’t want to fight me, he is scare of me, he want to fight at 154 pounds he is crazy so I can fight at 142 pounds if I am well trained, I also want to say that I never go for the KO but now that I am older I will go for the KO.” Julio Sr. Said.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.[18-0, 13 KO’s]said “I am in good shape and looking forward to face my opponent Adam Wynant this coming Saturday.”

Fernando Beltran, the trainer for both Chavez said. “The reason why Julio Sr. is fighting is because I was a big part in Julio decision of coming back to fight, I feel that by Julio coming back and fighting in the same under card it will help promote his son Julio Jr. boxing career.”

At the autograph booth outside under a beautiful hot sunny day a few hundreds Chavez fans patiently waited for Chavez Sr. and Jr. to signed their memorabilia and have their photo taken with them. Then it was to the ring where Julio work out and took all the kecking of the fans but that did not discourage Chavez for he know his Mexicans fans to well he later return the kecking with one liners come back and in no time everyone was cheering “Chavez, Chavez!” The crowd who waited for hours were rewarded with a great sparring between Chavez Sr. and Jr. followed by more signing autographs under a hot sunny day in El Cajon.

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