Andrzej Fonfara destroyed Julio César Chávez Jr. for nine rounds in a light heavyweight bout tonight, putting a beating on the multi-title-winner so badly that Chávez quit from the corner before the tenth round. (Fonfara knocked Chávez down for the first time in the Mexican boxer’s 51-fight pro career.) Despite this, Chávez insisted to Showtime’s Jim Gray after the fight that he “won”:
Again, Chávez himself quit—this was’t some kind of premature referee’s interruption:
Chávez has had an accomplished career given the shadow out from which he’s fought, but this is embarrassing.