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Chavez vs Reyes: Live streaming results and round by round coverage

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr headlines a three-fight card on Showtime, as the Mexican star looks to get his career in order.

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Tonight at 10 pm EST on Showtime, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr returns to action trying to get his career back on track in a super middleweight* main event against Marcos Reyes, headlining a three-fight bill from El Paso.

Chavez (48-2-1, 32 KO) lost badly in March when he faced Andrzej Fonfara in Chavez's Showtime debut, and now is looking to start a career rehab. He hooked up with another new trainer in Robert Garcia, but missed weight yesterday by about a pound and a half. The fight will go ahead as planned, but Reyes (33-2, 24 KO) was already an underdog and may now be even less likely to off an upset. For Chavez, this is an absolute must-win fight, and really, he also needs to look impressive. A loss here and Chavez's career is totally off the rails.

On the undercard, McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KO) will face Arthur Villanueva (27-0, 14 KO) for the vacant IBF super flyweight title, which is a really nice matchup, and emerging prospect Amir Imam (17-0, 14 KO) will take on veteran Fernando Angulo (29-9, 16 KO) in a WBC junior welterweight eliminator.

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RESULTS

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr def. Marcos Reyes by unanimous decision (97-92, 98-91, 96-93)

McJoe Arroyo def. Arthur Villanueva via technical decision (97-92, 98-91, 98-91)

Amir Imam def. Fernando Angulo via TKO (0:56 of round 4)

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ROUND BY ROUND

JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR vs MARCOS REYES

Round 1: Reyes with a couple early jabs as Chavez "patiently" walks around the ring. Left hook to the body by Reyes. Chavez ... didn't react well to that. Chavez looks slow even for Chavez. Reyes 10-9

Round 2: Chavez coming out slightly more aggressive this round. Chavez digging in with body shots now. Reyes steps off the ropes and throws a little, going to the body himself. Chavez with hard shots, Reyes against the ropes. Chavez with some big shots, one on the belt and Reyes acts like it was low, referee gives him time. Chavez with a big right near the bell. His brute physicality won this round, as we're back to this sort of thing for Chavez fights now after he tried fighting someone his own size for once and got his ass kicked. Chavez 10-9, 19-19

Round 3: This is a really ugly physical mismatch. Chavez is 20-30 pounds bigger than Reyes. This is a complete joke. This is horseshit. Chavez is able to muscle Reyes because he's three weight classes bigger. This is garbage. Chavez 10-9, 29-28

Round 4: Reyes trying to stay in this fight ,maybe just push out of shape Chavez into the later rounds. Reyes popping away with some shots. He can't damage Chavez, really, but he can pepper and move and win rounds, maybe. LOL. Win rounds against Chavez in Texas. Sometimes I say crazy things. Reyes 10-9, 38-38

Round 5: Chavez looking tired in round five. Reyes trying to jab and stay away from Chavez, which is a good idea. Reyes with a couple rights. Chavez's jabs are heavy when he does get them in, and he's using it nicely in this round, too. Chavez with a jab and a hook. Reyes wings a right hand that clips Chavez. Chavez gets back to the jab, Reyes strays low at the bell, Chavez complains. Chavez 10-9, 48-47

Round 6: Chavez bullying Reyes again and trying to batter him on the ropes, but really when he gets him there, he's so slow that he can only get off one predictable flurry before Reyes spins back out. Reyes trying to pick away and chip at Chavez. Chavez with a heavy flurry near the end of the round. You could argue he stole it, I guess. I won't because I'm mean! Reyes 10-9, 57-57

Round 7: Chavez's heavy blows are getting to Reyes. He goes to the body, but Chavez can eat it and fire back, and Reyes is feeling the shots. Chavez with more body shots. Chavez able to basically manhandle his way through this round, which is what he's done well tonight. "Well." Reyes is just being broken down now, too many heavy shots. Chavez 10-9, 67-66

Round 8: Reyes picking and pecking again in this round, and Chavez sort of unable to get to him. Chavez with a couple big shots here and there. He does not look good physically at this point but he's still much stronger. I liked Reyes this round. Reyes 10-9, 76-76

Round 9: Chavez looking to get that round back, as his corner believes he lost it. Chavez with a strong start this round, then he gets fouled and has a tantrum. And after the tantrum, the referee takes a point from Reyes. Of course he does. Ugh. Chavez 10-9, -1 for Reyes, Chavez 86-84

Round 10: Reyes totally outworking Chavez, who then swings with a right to the body and connects. That one hurt. Reyes holds immediately, but a minute left in the round. Chavez needs to do something here, because otherwise Reyes has this round. I mean, not that it'll really matter. Right hand from Reyes. Reyes popping Chavez, who whines to the referee again about whatever, and gets hit with a left hook. Reyes 10-9, Chavez 95-94

MCJOE ARROYO vs ARTHUR VILLANUEVA

Round 1: Nice, competitive first round. Villanueva landed a few good right hands in there. Arroyo the single best punch of the round. Interesting start, I shade the opening round to Villanueva. Villanueva 10-9

Round 2: VIllanueva starting well again this round as a fight or something breaks out in the crowd and gets a reaction. Villanueva's right hand looking very good so far. Arroyo with a left upstairs, then a straight left to the body. Arroyo's jab getting going now, and he's picking it up. Villanueva looking for counter rights. Arroyo 10-9, 19-19

Round 3: Very cerebral fight so far. Neither guy landing at a great clip, as Bernstein notes. Villanueva busier. As this goes along it's getting a bit awkward because neither man is able to put together any sustained offense. Arroyo really needs to pick up the pace. Villanueva gets the round on activity more than anything else. Arroyo sticks in a left at the bell. Villanueva 10-9, 29-28

Round 4: Arroyo throws a left and grimaces, maybe pulled something, maybe just collided oddly with Villanueva's head. But he was pointing toward his side there. Villanueva with a right to the body. This is really getting a little ugly, nobody able to do much effective work. It's not bad, just has bowling shoe tendencies. The styles just aren't meshing well. Heads collided in this round but no cuts. Villanueva 10-9, 39-37

Round 5: Arroyo lands a nice left, Villanueva right back with an uppercut. Another solid left late in the round from Arroyo. He really needs to vary his offense more but I think he might have taken this round with a couple clean shots. Villanueva warned about straying low and using his head at the end of the round. Arroyo 10-9, Villanueva 48-47

Round 6: Villanueva loses a point less than a minute into the round for heads coming together again. Referee overly aggressive on that. It's happening, not happening maliciously. Apparently the commission has decided to not deduct a point? WTF is Texas? OK, after the round they've decided that a point WAS taken, like we all heard the first time. Villanueva 10-9, -1 Villanueva, 57-56

Round 7: Villanueva is cut from head clashes. And that's probably going to wind up being how this fight ends, really. Doctor checks on Villanueva about 50 seconds into the round. Rafael Ramos really taking over this fight, TEXAS STYLE. Ramos rules Arroyo's clash of heads unintentional. You'll note Villanueva's was intentional, apparently. This is getting hard to even follow with all the official interaction and stuff. And there's no real action. I don't know. Arroyo 10-9, 66-66

Round 8: That's really a bad cut in a bad spot on Villanueva. Doctor took a long look between rounds. Arroyo's specialty tonight is occasionally landing a left and then clinching. Couple of shots from Villanueva. Arroyo actually throws a hook finally. What an odd, crappy fight this has been. Real letdown. Arroyo 10-9, 76-75

Round 9: This is the exact type of fight that is really damn hard for me to score while doing live coverage like this. Too much "subtlety," to put it nicely, in trying to separate the two. Villanueva 10-9, 85-85

Round 10: Villanueva comes out with an immediate double left hook. Fight gets stopped due to the cut, so we'll go to the cards. Villanueva 10-9, 95-94

AMIR IMAM vs FERNANDO ANGULO

Round 1: Imam keeping range pretty effectively early, before Angulo throws a chopping overhand right and then tries to unload with punches, nothing landing too clean. Imam landing some clean shots, and gets in a right to the head and a hook to the body to close the round. Imam 10-9

Round 2: Imam boxing really effectively so far, his length giving Angulo fits, as the short veteran just can't find any sort of effective range. Imam looks totally in control through two. Imam 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Angulo unloading with wide left hooks that get blocked by the high right glove of Imam, but it does back Imam down. Imam shoots a good right counter shot that just barely misses. Imam measuring from distance again. Angulo trying to get wild and force a brawl, but Imam's not buying it. Right counter from Imam, but Angulo just walks through it and pushes Imam into the corner. Angulo chopping away in the corner as Imam can't get off the ropes. Angulo's just muscling him. Uppercut from Angulo, partially caught by Imam. Angulo loads up with a right after they get off the ropes. HEY! This is getting awkwardly fun. Imam with a counter shot, but Angulo pops him with a right hand. Hard left hook counter from Imam shakes Angulo just a hair, but he starts throwing back. Angulo is getting really wild this round, and it's probably his only chance. Angulo 10-9, Imam 29-28

Round 4: HOOOOOOLY COW! Good NIGHT, Fernando Angulo! Amir Imam just turned the gotdanged lights out! This thing is OVER! What a vicious KO that was. No count. Amir Imam TKO-4