You'd never find his name on any list of the best fighters in the world. Even his own promoter isn't sure how good he is.
But even without a defining victory or measurable skills, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is already one of boxing's best ticket sellers.
Promoter Bob Arum hopes he finds out if the son of the legendary Mexican champion is ready to take the next step on his development as a boxer when he meets Ray Sanchez in the main event of a Top Rank pay-per-view card Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M.
Because his father is not only one of the most-loved Mexican sports heroes but also arguably its greatest fighter, Chavez Jr. entered the professional game with a rabid fan following.
There probably aren't 10 fighters who are better ticket sellers at this stage than the 21-year-old Chavez. But even though he's 33-0-1, not even Arum is certain if he's any good. That's because Chavez had no amateur career and thus his pro career has essentially been Boxing 101.
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