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Chavez Jr: I am hitting harder than ever

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Former WBC middleweight champion, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, is feeling confident ahead of his 164.5lb catchweight showdown with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on May 6th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Chaves Jr is currently training 3,200ft above sea level at the Otomí Ceremonial Center in Temoaya, Mexico, under the guidance of his conditioning coach, Memo Heredia, and Hall of Fame trainer, Nacho Beristain.

According to Heredia, Chavez Jr. is on course to hit 175lbs in the next two weeks and should make the 164.5lb catchweight comfortably.

Seeing the positive results of this training camp instilled extra confidence in Chavez Jr. who feels sure that he will emerge victorious on May 6th.

“People tell me that if I prepare well, I will beat Canelo,” said Chavez Jr, speaking to ESPN Deportes. “That gives me confidence because I will prepare well and then I will win.”

“I have always viewed this as a winnable fight, but today I consider it as being even more winnable because I have put my body through hard work and it has responded well, in all aspects. I believe that when I punch I am hitting harder than ever and I am improving my speed as well. I feel healthy, rejuvenated; it has been great to be here.”

Julio Martinez
Mexican tough kid. Lover of intoxicating liquids. Student of the sweet science.