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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Alfred Angulo off

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Angulo remains on the card

Canelo Alvarez v Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

In a rare victory for decency, this Saturday’s bout between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Alfredo Angulo is off. Chavez’s team, helmed by father Julio Sr., “didn’t believe Chavez was ready to return to the ring.” The fight was originally part of the undercard for Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury.

Angulo (24-7, 20 KO) will remain on the card opposite six-time knockout victim Fernando Castañeda. In addition, Julian Williams will fight Francisco Castro, who has lost four of his last five and fought just once since 2014.

Chavez (50-3-1, 32 KO) was honestly an okay fighter at one point, but his stubborn refusal to be a functional human being remains awe-inspiring in all the worst ways. Props to the OG JCC for pulling the plug, although it really says something about Junior’s condition that Senior found Angulo, who is years past his best and has the approximate swiftness of a Galapagos tortoise with a crowbar lodged in its femur, to be dangerously beyond Junior’s abilities.