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Is Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. a knockoff of his legendary dad?

Updated: August 31, 2012, 11:11 AM ET
By Tim Struby | ESPN The Magazine

JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. WASN'T supposed to be a champion. His father, Mexico's most celebrated boxer ever, didn't even want his namesake in the ring in the first place. "Imagine suffering for 25 years, then seeing your son do the same," Chavez Sr. says.

In 2003, the father caved and allowed the then-17-year-old to try out the fight game -- 10 pro bouts, that was the deal. Senior figured that's all it would take for his son to throw in the towel.

Forty-seven ...

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