After being totally obliterated by Andrzej Fonfara, Julio Cesar Chavez JR (48-2-1, 1NC, 32 KO’s) is back in action tonight against the hard hitting Marcos Reyes (28-1, 22 KO’s).  Chavez failed to make weight again coming in at 170.8 lbs, rather then the 169 pound limit.  Reyes even allowed Chavez to come in at 170 and he still failed to make it.  This has been problem for Chavez lately, and a permanent move to a 175 pounds should be strongly considered.  Chavez is looking to bounce back from that disappointing loss to Fonfara, which just happened to be the only time he was ever stopped, so look for him to come on strong. Never the less, here’ stye breakdown:

JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR

-Record:  48 – 2 – 1, 1NC, 32 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Super Middleweight (168 pound)

-Height:  6′ 1″

-Reach:  73″

-Notable Fights

  • Sebastian Zbik  —  Win, MD 12 rounds, 6/4/11.  (Won WBC Middleweight title)
  • Andy Lee  —  Win, TKO 7th round, 6/6/12.
  • Sergio Martinez  —  Loss, UD 12 rounds, 9/15/12.  (Lost WBC Middleweight title)

Chavez Jr was boxings golden boy for a long time, largely due to his father of course, but he’s trying to get back on the right track.  After losing to Sergio Martinez, Chavez impressed with back to back victories against Brian Vera.  He clearly won both fights, but then layer a goose egg against Fonfara.  He just looked like he didn’t want to fight on that particular night.  Hopefully tonight he gets in gear and proves that he is a good boxer.  Look for chavez to enter the ring with a chip on his shoulder, and be full throttle from the opening bell.

MARCOS REYES

-Record:  28-1, 22 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Super Middleweight (168 pounds)

-Height:  6′ 2″

-Reach:  76″

-Notable Fights

  • Christian Solano  —  Win, TKO 4th round, 6/4/11.

Chavez must be careful in this fight because Reyes has some power.  22 of his 28 wins come by knockout, so look out.  Reyes’ resume is not very impressive at all, having been 12 rounds only 5 times in his career.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out tonight, with Reyes having the height and reach advantage over Chavez.

Prediction:

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr  —  def  —  Marcos Reyes  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision (10)

David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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