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In Their Words: J.C. Chavez Jr.

Originally Published: September 11, 2012
By ESPN.com

Few fighters have taken so much criticism so early in their careers, or responded so well to it, as has Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

When he was regularly accused of being coddled by his handlers or coasting on the coattails of his Hall of Fame father not so long ago, Chavez simply continued winning and improving until the narrative changed. The newest knock on Junior: that he didn't rightfully earn the middleweight strap currently in his possession -- the title that had been stripped from ...

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