Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. claims referee told him he was going to stop the fight and disqualify Mario Cazares

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. lost for the third time in four outings on Friday to Mario Cazares via technical decision in Tijuana, Mexico, after a cut over Chavez's left eye from an accidental headbutt opened up and forced the bout to be stopped. The fight went to the judges' scorecards and gave Cazares the victory.

Before the stoppage occurred, Chavez was getting thoroughly dominated by Cazares, outworked, outclassed, and looked to want to be anywhere but the boxing ring. However, the son of the Mexican legend, Julio Cesar Chavez, has a different version of how things were going down. He proclaims referee Fernando Renteria told him the fight wasn't going to go to the three judges, and instead, the contest would be stopped, and Cazares would be disqualified for the headbutt.

"He told me that he was going to stop it because they were going to disqualify [Cazares]," Chavez Jr. said via Fight Hub TV. "I told him to give me a chance to fight, and then they come out with the decision. If they had told me that the fight was going to a decision, because of the head clash, I would have continued fighting, but the referee told me that they were going to disqualify him."

Chavez also hopes the decision debunks the myth he gets preferential treatment from the judges because of his last name. 

"What benefit is there to be me? " Chavez said. "None, like right there, they could have helped me with the decision because the fight was even, and they didn't. It is good that [the critics] realize that I have never benefited with decisions. They have always said [that I always benefit from the judges], and that is a lie."

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