Bob Arum said Julio Cesar Chavez could fight Brian Vera next, and eventually, Andre Ward.
Ring Ratings Update: No movement
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Tomasz Adamek recorded important victories on Saturday but didn't do enough to overtake those rated above them.
There was no movement in THE RING Ratings this week.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (No. 3 last week) turned in a spectacular performance Saturday in El Paso, Texas, stopping capable Andy Lee in the seventh round. However, a victory over an unrated fighter wasn’t enough for him to overtake Nos. 1 and 2 Felix Sturm and Daniel Geale in the middleweight ratings.
Tomasz Adamek (No. 3 last week) defeated talented but unrated – and apparently one-armed -- Eddie Chambers by a unanimous decision Saturday in Newark, N.J. However, he didn’t accomplish enough to catch Nos. 1 and 2 Vitali Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin.
The case was the same for a number of other rated fighters.
Middleweight: Martin Murray (No. 7 last week) outpointed unrated Karim Achour in a 10-round bout in Manchester, England, to retain his position.
Lightweight: Miguel Vazquez (No. 2 last week) shutout unrated veteran Daniel Attah in a 10-round bout on the Chavez-Lee undercard to stay put.
Bantamweight: Carlos Cuadras (No. 9 last week) stopped unrated Javier Franco in the fifth round Saturday in Mexico to maintain his spot.
Rated fighters in action this coming weekend (with current ratings)
Welterweight: Victor Ortiz (No. 3) vs. Josesito Lopez (Saturday)
Junior welterweight: Lucas Matthysse (No. 6) vs. Humberto Soto (Saturday)
Lightweight: John Molina (No. 6) vs. Miguel Munguia (Saturday)
Junior featherweight: Rico Ramos (No. 10) vs. Efrain Esquivias (Saturday)
Junior flyweight: Ryo Miyazaki (No. 7) vs. Myung-Koo Yuh (Wednesday); Wanheng Menayothin (No. 6 strawweight) vs. Jack Amisa (Friday)
Strawweight: Kazuto Ioka (No. 2) vs. Akira Yaegashi (No. 9) (Wednesday)