Chavez will get hit a lot; lose to Reyes, says Nacho


Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Beristain is preparing Marco ‘Dorado’ Reyes (33-2) for his upcoming 10-round, super-middleweight bout against former WBC World middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1).

The fight will take place at the Don Haskins Center on the University of Texas at El Paso campus on July 18.

Chavez is dropping back down to the division after an unsuccessful journey to the light-heavyweight division, where the wheels came off the horse, and he was knocked out by Andrzej Fonfara in the ninth round.

The fight, which was for the WBC International light-heavyweight title, was dominated from start to finish by the Polish fighter, who knocked down Chavez for the first time in his career, before the Mexican superstar waved the white flag.

In two fights at 168-pounds, Chavez scored two unexciting victories over former middleweight contender Brian Vera. This will be an attempt to get his career back in order. However, Beristain, speaking with, thinks Chavez will be in for another rough evening.

“We are going to ensure that Julio gets hit a lot. We have to attack as if there is no tomorrow. Reyes has never been stopped, and that is an advantage when two punchers come together,” Beristain said.

“It will be a very tough fight, but I believe that this boy’s motivation to beat Chavez Jr. will make a difference. He’s been sparring very well. I have three big guys helping out and they told me he’s hitting hard. We will continue working on that and also on endurance to win.”

Chavez could be in for a whole different animal come July 18. The biggest concern for Chavez, could be overtraining himself for the fight. The constant social media presence, the frequent Instagram videos, is he really taking training seriously?

From the looks of the Fonfara fight, it backfired, and it may backfire again. Keep in mind, everything is bigger in Texas.