J.C. CHAVEZ JR. GOES SATURDAY IN SAN JOSE!

"LITTLE JULIO" HAS HARD ACT TO FOLLOW

When Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. turned professional, he hadnothing more than his fathers name. But as he is carefully built into acontender, you can see that the 19-year old is coming along nicely. In AtlanticCity a fortnight ago, Chavez Jr. excited the east coast fight crowd with aninside the distance win over Ruben Galvan. With his 21st fighttaking place this Saturday night at the Events Center on the SanJose State University Campus, its time to look at thissecond-generation boxer from Culiacan, Mexico., "LITTLE JULIO" HAS HARD ACT TO FOLLOW

When Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. turned professional, he hadnothing more than his fathers name. But as he is carefully built into acontender, you can see that the 19-year old is coming along nicely. In AtlanticCity a fortnight ago, Chavez Jr. excited the east coast fight crowd with aninside the distance win over Ruben Galvan. With his 21st fighttaking place this Saturday night at the Events Center on the SanJose State University Campus, its time to look at thissecond-generation boxer from Culiacan, Mexico.

BUILT MORE LIKE ALEXIS ARGUELLO THAN CHAVEZ SR!

While his father wasnt tall for his weight, J.C. Jr.stands is a few inches taller than his legendary papa. And he is campaigning at140 lbs., where Julio Sr. turned professional at 122 lbs. The big differencebetween Jr. & Sr. is style. The almost elongated youngster looks to go outthere and land hard shots, while his father was a well-conditioned boxer wholikes to work the mid-section of an opponent until hes coughing up blood.

IS CHAVEZ JR. THE "MEXICAN HITMAN?"

But Jr., he doesnt come with the same style that hisproud papa had. JC Jr., he comes in almost like a Mexican version of TommyHearns. Forget all the stuff about his gettingrounds in, Jr. is looking to end fights seemingly before they start. At 20-0,with 15 KOs, Chavez Jr. has halted six men in the first round, and four in thesecond. Also on the bill, two hot local tickets in RicardoCortes and Jose Perez Jr. Cortes is a crowd pleaser, and Perez Jr., he was an inch awayfrom the 2004 Olympics in Greece.Five fights in all!

CHAVEZ SR. ON THE RADIO, TV, ETC!

The proud father, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., he too will be in San Jose beginning Wednesday to promote thefight card on the plentiful Spanish radio and television stations thatencompass the San Francisco-San Jose Bay Area.

PROMOTER MANNY COTA PROMISES TO DELIVER!

Having gotten both emails and phone calls from peopleassociated with the promotion, I can tell you that promoter MannyCota, he expects to have everything ready to goSaturday, with the first bout starting early at 6 PM. Tickets start at$30 and are available at all www.Ticketmaster.comlocations, as well as at the door on Saturday night.

"EVENTS CENTER" IS NOT THE SAN JOSE ARENA!

Having had success in the past at the EventsCenter on the San Jose StateUniversity campus, one show was topped bybantamweight legend Orlando Canizales. And last June, Jose Celaya headlined at the auditorium that can hold about 6,000. Locatedat the corner of 7th and East San Carlos Sts., the doors will open at 5 PM.

Pedro Fernandez

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