Yesterday (June 12th), WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr made a special surprise visit to the Regional Children's Hospital in El Paso, where he will he defend his title against Andy Lee on Saturday night at the Sun Bowl.
This is a very tough fight that Chavez is in on Saturday (possibly the toughest of his career) and his training camp must leave little spare time to do this type of thing. The fact that he went out of his way to do something like this has helped his popularity and also the sport of boxing, which has faced so much controversy in recent times. The Mexican is a sporting hero in El Paso and I'm sure that all of the young children were very excited to see him.
Chavez claims that he is now making boxing his life. In the build-up to recent fights that Chavez has been in, he has been notoriously famous for not taking his training seriously and performing pretty badly in his fights. Maybe now we will see a new and dramatically improved Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The new fully-committed fighter has a chance to prove this on Saturday night.