Mexico’s former WBC Middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., lost to Mario Abel Cazares by stoppage in the sixth round on a cut at the Grand Hotel in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, Saturday night.
In the Main Event light heavyweight Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., 54-2-1 (33), #174 ¼, of Culiacan, Sinaola, MEX, lost to Mario Abel Cazares, 12-0 (6), #171 ¾, of Rosarito, Baja California, MEX, at 0:41 in the 6th round due to accidental head butt stopped by ring physician in a scheduled 10.
In the first round Cazares rocked Chavez with a hard right to the chin highlighting the round. In the second round the referee took away a point from Cazares due to head butt. In the third round Cazares suffered a cut over his right eye.
In the fourth and fifth rounds Cazares outworked Chavez. In the sixth round Cazares landed half a dozen unanswered punches. Seconds later due to an accidental clash of heads caused by Chavez he suffered a bad cut on his left eye lid. The ring physician was called in and stopped the fight. They went to the scorecards.
Scores at time of stoppage were Alejandro Rochin 59-54, Jose Cobian and Sergio Lechuga 57-56 with this writer 59-54.
A beaten Chavez complained about the referee stopping the fight though it was the ring physician. He felt he was winning but certainly wasn’t. “Julio said it was caused by a head butt but it was a right hand and then an uppercut,” said Cazares.