“I’m Fighting in January”: Month After Getting Psychiatric Treatment for Addiction, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Gives His Health Update While Shedding Light on Devin Haney’s Dominant Performance

Published 12/11/2023, 5:40 AM EST

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People often associate boxers with the strongest human beings on the planet, but their mental health isn’t part of that equation. Back in October this year, TMZ Sports reported Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was treated at a psych hospital after his wife revealed he took dozens of potentially dangerous pills. According to reports, Chavez Jr. was not allowed to leave after officials determined he needed psychiatric treatment per Section 5150 in California. 

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However, a month later, the son of the legendary boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. seemed fine and healthy. While appearing in an interview with Boxing King Media, ringside Devin Haney vs. Regis Prograis, the Sinaloa native shed light on his health. In addition, the 53-6-1 boxer reacted to Haney’s dominant performance against Regi Prograis during the Saturday night fight in Chase Center in San Francisco. 

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. claims he is fighting in January

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While speaking to Boxing King Media, the reporter questioned Chavez Jr about his health after the pill consumption incident. Confidently, the Sinaloa native asserted he was in good shape while revealing details about his next fight. “I’m good. I’m fighting in January and February, so I’m ready, yes, of course,” said Chavez Jr. 

Later in the interview, Chavez claimed he is surrounded by “trash” but is doing well. In addition, Chavez Jr reaffirmed his good health while claiming the event was good. “I’m healthy, I’m good, you know, a lot of trash around me, but everything is here, you know. I’m here, so great fight,” said Chavez Jr. However, that’s not the only thing the Sinaloa resident had to say about the fight.

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Chavez Jr. claims Regis Prograis has a good chin

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During the same interview, Chavez claimed Haney did a very good job, highlighting his discipline. What’s more, the Sinaloa native suggested Haney won all twelve rounds, but he wanted him to be a little more aggressive. “I expect him, David Haney, doing a very good job, very discipline fight. He win all 12 rounds. I wanted him to be more aggressive,” said Chavez.

Chavez went on to compliment Regis Progrès for his strong chin, but Haney was too fast for Regis. “Prograis have a good Chin, you know, he take a punches trying, but you know he is too fast,” said Chavez. The son of the legendary boxer concluded his assessment by suggesting Haney is “one of the best fighters in the world.”

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 However, we would like to get your thoughts on Chavez Jr.’s pill-popping incident. Do you think Chavez Jr. should make his comeback to the ring next year? Let us know in the comments below.

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Sudeep Sinha

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