“I had a hard life so yes, I am angry with him.” – Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.
“I had all Mexico and the world at my feet at that time. But it still didn’t fill the void…So what was it that I looked for? The easiest and stupidest things…drugs and alcohol.” – Julio Cesar Chavez, Sr.
Showtime’s award-winning All Access series returns to examine the life of Mexican superstar Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., as he prepares to make his Showtime debut against dangerous brawler Andrzej Fonfara on Saturday, April 18, from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Watch a video preview of the Chavez All Access Showtime show, which debuts this Friday, April 10, immediately following the live Shobox tripleheader beginning at 10pm.
ALL ACCESS: Chavez is written and reported by SHOWTIME Sports contributor Mark Kriegel. Author of acclaimed biographies “The Good Son: The Life of Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini” and “Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich,” Kriegel has long focused on the conflicts and complexities that beset fathers and sons in sports.
With unprecedented access to the young star–Mexico’s first and only middleweight world champion–and his famous father, ALL ACCESS uncovers the stormy yet loving relationship between Junior and his legendary father.
No question remains unanswered in a series of interviews at Junior’s high-altitude camp in Lake Tahoe, where his father once trained. What was it like to grow up as the son of Mexico’s greatest fighter? What price does a fighter pay for drugs and alcohol? And what does it do to his family?
Only the ending remains in doubt: Is Junior being punished for the sins of his father, or is he doomed to repeat them?
“Fame can be a disease, like addiction,” says Kriegel. “And this family has battled both. Junior and Senior weren’t merely candid. They were confessional. And, I think, courageous, too.”
With ALL ACCESS cameras entrenched in camp, viewers will meet three generations of Mexico’s most famous fighting family as the 29-year-old Junior navigates a crossroads of his career.