"I did all of my training times two. This has been the longest camp of my career," he said. "I sparred against heavyweights to get ready for Chavez Jr. I am going to beat him for the second time. Everyone knows I won the first fight. This is a serious fight with only one ending. I will get my hand raised."
Chavez said not only does he need to win to restore some his credibility, but that it must be an impressive performance, one where there are no doubts.
"I think I need to win clearly this time," he said. "I'm not going to put pressure on myself to get the knockout, but I am looking to win and win clearly."
For him and for his baby girl.
"It's an experience, an indescribable feeling when you have a child," he said. "Your life changes. I became more focused on what I have, my daughter, my family and boxing.
"In truth, it was something you can't describe with words. But it really motivated me, and the guy who's going to pay for it is Bryan Vera."