Lem Satterfield

Chavez to forgo September tuneup

Top Rank's Bob Arum told RingTV.com that it appears that WBC middleweight beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will move straight into a November defense of his crown against Peter Manfredo rather than take a September tune up as he had previously planned.

Arum and Top Rank Vice President Carl Moretti also said that Chavez-Manfredo will take place at The Reliant Stadium in Houston, confirming a report by BoxingScene.com.

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