Bob Arum told RingTV.com that a return bout between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera could happen on March 1 in either Texas or Las Vegas. The Top Rank CEO also said that he woudl like to match Nonito Donaire with undefeated featherwieght puncher Nicholas Walters.
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.”
RingTV’s Alan Massengale and super middleweight champ Andre Ward gave their thoughts on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s controversial 10-round decision over Bryan Vera after the fight at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Ward, who said Vera got the “short end of the stick,” said he’s looking forward to a fight with Chavez after his Nov. 16 title defense against Edwin Rodriguez.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was able to weigh in just under the renegotiated weight limit of 173 pounds for his HBO-televised fight with Bryan Vera at Friday’s weigh-in in Los Angeles. Chavez weighed 172.4 pounds. Vera, who was prepared to weigh-in at or under 168 pounds, came in at 171.2.
Bryan Vera has agreed to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at a weight as heavy as 173 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in and no telling how heavy on Saturday when they fight. The honest veteran from Texas will be compensated well for his concessions, but is it in his best interest to go through with the fight?
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s comeback fight against Bryan Vera was supposed to be a super middleweight bout, but it’s clear that Chavez has little intention to make 168 pounds for their HBO-televised showdown on Saturday. How heavy will “Junior” weigh? Fans will have wait until Friday’s weigh-in to find out.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale reports from the recent Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Bryan Vera press conference in L.A., where the two super middleweights will fight on Sept. 28. Massengale spoke to Chavez, Bob Arum and Vera. Chavez says he’s rededicated to boxing. Arum says if that’s true a showdown with Andre Ward could happen in 2014.