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Chavez Jr. emerges from father’s shadow

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It was originally thought that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was just the son of the best boxer in the history of Mexican boxing and would never leave the shadow of his famous father, but in last 11 months Junior has become a world champion, has made ​​two successful defenses and his popularity continues to grow as he builds his own legacy.

“I feel I’ve improved a lot these last few fights, but I know I have to improve even more and so I’ve continued to work hard in each training camp,” said Chavez in Las Vegas, before his team heads to El Paso where he’ll face what many consider to be his toughest challenge yet in Andy Lee on Saturday before hoards of adoring fans.

“On paper it looks like Andy Lee my strongest opponent. He’s left-handed, tall and very hungry to be champion and that makes him a very dangerous opponent for me…I know people pay good money to see me fight and I want my fans go home happy. For me it’s important to win, but I also want to the fans enjoy my matches.”

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