Coming in at # 5 is Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Unfortunately, the image of Jr. eating cereal in his pink underwear, hitting mitts in a living room, are forever burned in our minds. During preparation for the biggest fight of his life, he couldn’t find the time or energy to make himself to the gym.
Almost from the very beginning, he’s been served everything on a silver platter. His father, Sr, is one of the greatest fighters, ever, but Jr. was almost literally handed his first 23 victories.
In recent times, he left a big time fight on the table against Gennady Golovkin, over a contract extension.
Casual fans love him for his famous name and all-action style. Boxing pundits despise him because of his non-dedication to the craft.
There’s no denying the talent. Re-watch the 11th round of the Martinez bout and you’ll wonder aloud about how great he could be. As of now, though, he’s just a spoiled, primadonna.