Chris John vs Rocky Juarez and 20,000 Mexicans

10.09.09 - By Harry Summers: Watching Chris John train in Big Bear, California I have noticed there is a change in a matter of urgency in the way he deals with his sparring partners and even the heavy bag and speedball. I have also noticed the tone of his coach, urging him to ďhurt him, hit him harderĒ, this is a lot different from the other camps Iíve been to, why?

Harry Summers - Why is there a different atmosphere in this preparation than other previous training camps?

Craig Christian - Well Iím glad you noticed, so we must be getting the result we are looking for. Look, Chris must knock Juarez out to win this fight, we are fighting him on Mexican Independence Day, it will be worse than in Texas.. 20,000 Mexicans cheering every time Juarez throws a punch whether he lands or misses by 6 inches the Judges will be influenced by the crowd they are only human. We will not get a decision in Vegas we must win by KO. This is make or break for Chris John we have discussed this and we agree the judges will not give us a decision, KO it must be. So aggression, strength and power is what we have focused on in training.

HS - After the last fight many boxing experts and public opinion all concurred Chris John won the fight, surely the Judges couldnít be biased again?

CC - They are only human beings, you have 20,000 people in the stadium all supporting Juarez, he throws a left, right and misses, to the people in the back and maybe the middle it looks like theyíve landed, theyíre cheering. Juarez throws another combo and lands, the people in the front, middle and back are screaming for Juarez either way all he has to do is throw. All the noise is for Rocky, hit or miss just throw and believe me if you havenít been there they are loud, you canít even yell instructions, no way your fighter can even hear you, itís that loud man. You tell me the judges are not influenced by the crowd, man theyíre only human, Iím not saying they cheat or anything like that but I do say they will be influenced by the crowd we must KO Rocky to silence the crowd and take it out of the judges hands.

HS - An interesting theory, do you think Chris John can do this? Out of his 42 fights, he has only won by KO on 22 occasions and Rocky Juarez has never been KOíd

CC - Well thatís what we decided and we have been training for the KO for 8 weeks now and Iím pleased with where Chris John is at, I think Chris can will stop him, it could be early, it could be late. If he catches him with the punches we have been working on it will be over for Rocky.

HS - Who will you next fight be?

CC - The only thing we have been focused on is Rocky Juarez if we donít win, Chris will be back fighting for Daniel Bahari on Indosia Tv Station at 1 Oíclock in the morning for 500 Thousand Rupiah, About 100 bucks a fight so thereís no next until we win this.

HS - Ok thank you and good luck we donít want him to lose then.

So fight fans expect to see an aggressive Chris John and a K.O win or itís as they say from the Penthouse to the Shithouse for the Dragon.

Article posted on 10.09.2009

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