Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. can’t compete with the indomitable Sergio Martinez.
WBC middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. successfully defended his belt with an impressive seventh round TKO over Ireland’s top contender Andy Lee last night at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.
The prizefight was briefly cancelled on April 26 after Chávez, Jr.’s girlfriend, Frida Muñoz, was linked to fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera (a.k.a. El Chapo) and law enforcement officials received intelligence that captains for two warring cartels planned on attending the fistfight.
Following some political wrangling, the bout, set to occur just across the border from one of the most dangerous cities in Mexico, Ciudad Juarez, was revived.
The 26-year-old Chavez (46-0-1-1, 32 KOs), whose nickname is “The Legend Goes On” because he is the son of iconic prizefighter Julio Caesar Chavez, made the fourth defense of his crown when referee Laurence Cole halted the beating and saved the 28-year-old Lee (28-2, 20 KOs) from absorbing further punishment.