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Omar Chavez Update

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Omar “The Businessman” Chavez the youngest boxing son of Mexican legend, Julio Cesar Chavez will be in action this Saturday night in Mexicali, Mexico in the main event of the boxing series “Top Rank Live” when he takes on Genaro Tranzancos in a 10 round welterweight bout that will be televised live from the “Palenque Fex” by Fox Deportes in the United States and by TV Azteca in Mexico.

Chavez (25-0-1, 18 KOs) of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico has been training the past six weeks with his older brother, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr at the Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood, California getting ready for the fight.

“I am very grateful to Fredie Roach and everyone at the Wildcard for allowing to train there and for all the help they have given me. It has been a very hard camp, but I have enjoyed it very much,” said the younger Chavez.

Omar has been running and training right along side of his brother who will fight for the world championship on June 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

“I have been doing everything just like my brother and have been fortunate enough to get some advise from Freddie during my sparring and I have seen how serious everyone is here when they are working and I am picking up good habits here,” said Chavez.

Chavez will travel to Mexicali tomorrow after his regular workout.

“I sparred a few rounds with Julio and it was very intense in there. I knew what he wanted me to do well and I want to win the championship on June 4. Its the first time we sparred against each other in over year and it was a good session,” said Omar Chavez.

After the sparring session, Freddy Roach seemed very please with both and told Omar to come back right after the fight to keep helping his brother.

“No time off for me. After Saturday I come right back and started a new camp. I want to stay busy and want to show everyone that I am now very serious about boxing and that I want to do something special in the sport,” said Omar.

During his father’s visit last week, Chavez Sr had a good conversation with Freddie about both his sons.

“My father wants both of us to do well, but he knows that our success will depend on how hard we work in the gym during our training. Its about getting the conditioning and the right sparring to be successful in the ring and my father has always preached that to both of us”

This will be Omar’s first 10 round fight and his first main event.

“I know that the fans in Mexicali are very knowledable and they want to see a good fight. I will do my best to give them a great fight this Saturday night,” concluded the son of the legend.

His father will be at ringside, but his brother will stay back in Los Angeles, to rest and do some promotional work for his upcoming fight in Los Angeles.

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