Boxing News: Robert Garcia Thinks He Can Transform Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Into Better Fighter

Carrollton boxing instructor moves past personal difficulties, makes pro debut at 38

indeed expressed interest to train with Garcia, but it’s still uncertain when it will be. After suffering his first loss in his career at the hands of Sergio Martinez and subsequently suspended for testing positive for marijuana, Chavez Jr. is set to make his return in the ring against American Brian Vera on Aug. 3 in Mexico.

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Their jab doesnt keep me off of them, Tufariello said of his younger sparring partners. Every one of them backpedals and runs, and then I hit them to the body and do what Im going to do to [Fancher]. Tufariellos amateur career was so successful that people who knew him thought he could turn pro years earlier. In amateur and semi-pro competition, he boasted a 37-5 overall record before his last match in 2009. Tufariello never went pro because he was concerned he wouldnt make enough money to replace his day job, and he wasnt conditioned to last the duration of a pro match of three-minute rounds. But after his relationship with his ex-wife, Shannon Hester, took a sour turn last summer, Tufariello started working out again every day at the punching bags in the garage, trying to channel his energy toward something positive.

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In Mexico his out-of-the-ring exploits are covered by tabloid publications. Despite the press coverage, he rarely talks about anything other than boxing. Of the eight-day press tour that began in New York City and ended 10 stops later in Los Angeles, the 21-year-old Alvarez said I enjoyed the experience and was amazed at the amount of boxing fans he met. He seemed relieved to begin preparing for the fight and return to the familiar gym routines. Alvarez will train in Big Bear Lake at the cabin of former foe Shane Mosley.

But, with the right training, we can move him onto bigger things, I really believe he can go onto European and world level. Hes got all the tools to make it the pro game. “Hes got a big heart, trains and lives in the gym and hes a great character as well. I think hes a big star. Jenkins, from Garnant, Carmarthenshire, has plenty of amateur pedigree as he twice represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games, in Melbourne in 2006 and in Delhi four years later. The winner of nine Welsh amateur titles turned pro after Delhi and his Prizefighter hat-trick made it 10 fights unbeaten in the paid ranks. Id only had seven fights in Wales before this and now Ive had three fights in one night in England and won them all, smiled Jenkins, who skilfully outpointed Tony Owen and Eren Arif before stopping Connor at Bethnal Greens York Hall.

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