Photos from Texas: Top Rank’s press conference to announce the March 1 super middleweight rematch between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera at the Alamodome in San Antonio
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vows to have “no weight problem” in advance of his 168-pound rematch with Bryan Vera, who promises “to beat Chavez decisively” on March 1 in San Antonio in Vera’s home state of Texas.
Contracts have been signed for a 168-pound rematch between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera on March 1 in San Antonio, with featherweight titleholder Orlando Salido defending against Vasyl Lomachenko in the Ukrainian Olympian’s second pro fight.
WBO featherweight title holder Orlando Salido will defend his belt against Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko on March 1 in San Antonio.
Junior featherweightweight contender Scott Quigg and middleweight veteran Andy Lee won by second-round knockouts, while lightweight standout Anthony Crolla notched a six-round stoppage on the Carl Froch-George Groves undercard on Saturday.
Vic Darchinyan on Nonito Donaire: “I’m going to come and expose him and show to all of the world that I can beat him, and not only just beat him, but I can beat him easily.”
Three-division titlewinner Miguel Cotto is expected to arrive in Las Vegas on Thursday to discuss potential future fights with Top Rank, which promoted last his one-sided third-round TKO of Delvin Rodriguez last Saturday.
Miguel Cotto’s third-round stoppage of Delvin Rodriguez ranks as the highest drawing cable fight of 2013 so far.
HBO’s Jim Lampley on the Florida Commission, judging and Saturday’s Miguel Cotto-Delvin Rodriguez fight: “It is unfair for Florida to be on the griddle for problems that came up in Nevada and California….Now, here they are, basically having to carry water for the whole sport on Saturday night on the subject of judging.”
Alan Massengale ponders the seemingly apathetic attitude Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has toward his boxing career in the wake of the potential super star’s controversial decision over Bryan Vera. Will the son of the Mexican legend get it together in time to make a megafight with Andre Ward?
HBO commentator Jim Lampley says the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Bryan Vera fight was a close contest but Vera “controlled the flow of the fight,” adding “98-92 is way off base. It just wasn’t that kind of a fight; 97-93 doesn’t seem right to me either.”