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.
Carl Froch has two options according to Andre Ward: “He has to rematch [George] Groves or try to avenge his loss to me.”
Sergio Martinez on defending his middleweight title against Miguel Cotto: “I’m very interested in the fight, but I’m the champion and Cotto is the challenger. I would love to fight Cotto, but I need to be treated with dignity.”
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward has filed suit against promoter Dan Goossen in an attempt to gain freedom from what he views as an unfairly lengthy contract.
WBO featherweight title holder Orlando Salido will defend his belt against Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko on March 1 in San Antonio.
Miguel Cotto is considering a confirmed package of at least $10 million from Golden Boy Promotions to face Canelo Alvarez, but a widely-reported offer of $15 million to fight middleweight champ Sergio Martinez is unconfirmed.
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.
Andre Ward spoke to the media after dominating Edwin Rodriguez to a unanimous decision. Ward talked about the Rodriguez bout, the weight and VADA controversies before the fight, potential showdowns with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Gennady Golovkin, and when he might move to light heavyweight.
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.
RingTV.com asked fans who they wanted to see Gennady Golovkin fight next after the undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder stopped Curtis Stevens. The overwhelming choice, according to a poll, was THE RING/WBC champ Sergio Martinez.
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.”