Pacquiao vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in 2009

There’s so much about this that’s silly. First of all, NO it would not be the biggest fight of the year. There’s absolutely no way in frozen hockey rink hell that Pacquiao-Chavez is a bigger fight than Pacquiao-Hatton. Chavez is a mid-tier, mediocre fighter that gets by solely on his name. Mexican fans buy his crummy PPV fights because of what his father did. Period. He’s not any good. John Duddy would smoke him six ways from Sunday, and I’d bet on old Oscar de la Hoya to cream him pretty good, too. Size difference? It’s massive. Pacquiao is about 5’7″ and has fought up to 147 pounds. Chavez is six feet tall and fights at 154, though he did try to start his career at 130-135. He’s grown into his frame. He’s a solid 154-pound fighter in physical terms. He’s much, much bigger than Manny. I don’t think it’d matter though. These two could fight at 175 pounds and Pacquiao would beat the crap out of him. The fight won’t happen, of course. Many are speculating it’s Arum trying to bait Floyd Mayweather by not mentioning him as a potential opponent for Pacquiao, but I also think there’s a very strong chance that Manny-Floyd won’t happen no matter what. Arum and Mayweather are not friendly — it’s still a simmering anger between the two of them. They’ve never put it in the past like Arum did with Oscar in recent years. Bob probably sees no real advantage to him putting his top superstar in the ring with Mayweather and paying Floyd whatever ridiculous dollar figure he’d want to do it. He has his reasons. (Doesn’t mean I have to like it.)

There is John Duddy, there is Oscar de la Hoya if he continues to fight. And there is a third which is a little different because of the size difference but it would be the biggest fight of the year, with Julio Cesar Chavez versus Manny Pacquiao, Mexico versus the Philippines. -Says Bob Arum

Most likely scenario: 1. Pacquiao fights Hatton; if he wins, another big money fight with someone, or a smaller fight against Edwin Valero or somebody like that. 2. Chavez continues fighting the Matt Vandas and Luciano Cuellos of the world, struggling way too much with them for someone that’s supposed to be a star.

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6 thoughts on “Pacquiao vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in 2009

  1. Arum is crazy

    We all know Jr. is not going to fight MP. If they did make that fight Jr. couldn’t do any worse than the Golden Chicken. If we talk about overrated, lets talk about Berto. All I heard was that he was fast like PBF, I saw his fight against Collazo, He Lost.
    We wan’t to see Marquez vs Manny P. to see whos the best P4P boxer.

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  2. rgb

    Arum is so transparent its not even funny. I know that this is just sales and that he’s just being a salesman, but there’s something about Bob Arum that just flat out disgusts me.

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  3. rgb

    Why would Cotto move up to fight Jr?

    Any why would Arum pit one of his cash cows against someone who would completely destroy him?

    He’s trying to drum up interest from DLH, which would be a final fight that would make a ton of sense for him. Imagine 100,000 screaming Mexicans in Azteca stadium for Oscar De La Hoya’s final fight against JCC Jr., who’s trying to avenge his father’s defeat. Even shot De La Hoya probably takes him out within 6, but it would still be a huge event. Otherwise, all the rest of this is just smoke. Arum will keep fighting Jr against scrubs until the Latin Fury cards stop making money, and then he’ll feed Jr to one of his up-and-coming prospects.

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  4. Brickhaus

    Junior has had 40 fights against “whatisnames” and “whodyasays.” How about the throw him in against Yorgey? He’s got about the same pedigree as just about everybody else on Junior’s fought on Latin Fury.

    And for the record, I think that Yorgey would knock him out.

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  5. BOB ARUM IS CRAZY

    THE NATIONAL TREASURE IS THE BEST POUND FOR FOUND FIGHTER IN THE PLANET TODAY, CHAVES JR. IS NOTHING ALL HE GOT IS THE NAME OF HE’S FATHER. A LEGENDARY FIGHTER RETIRED AS A LOSSER IN BOXING. MAYWEATHER OR MARQUEZ IS DESTINY FOR PACMAN,TO BACOME THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME .

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  6. lcollins1

    Uncle Bob’s sarcastic smile

    when Arum commented on who’s Chavez Jr’s next fight, he said it with a sarcastic smile. He mentioned Duddy, the Golden (money) Boy and Pacman.. It’s a nonsense, perhaps Bob just want to impress Chavez Sr with his antics and of course he’s (Bob) is at the Chavez’ lair. The last three fights of Chavez JR were really disappointing (good thing that he survived with Vanda). Pairing him with our man Pacman is definitely untrue. Dont regard it as the fight of the year. Mr. Arum, how about matching your boy Chavez JR with “Mr. Concrete” fist Margarito?

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