As late as Wednesday morning, the weight at which Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera was up for question, once again bringing up the question of Chavez’s discipline issues.
Bob Arum defended Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s use of marijuana and use of the drug in general during a media conference call on Tuesday. “I want to go on record as saying that there is nothing wrong with smoking pot,” Arum said during the call.
Former welterweight beltholder Joshua Clottey will return to the ring on Saturday against Dashon Johnson in Huntingtown, N.Y. Fans who attend the show also have the opportunity to watch the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight on a big screen.
It appears that Adrien Broner will fight Paul Malignaggi on HBO on June 22 and that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will return on the same network on June 29. It was thought that Broner and Chavez were targeting the same June 22 date.
RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez has faith that he will face the winner of the upcoming title bout between WBC beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andy Lee in September.
Boxer Peter Manfredo Jr. won’t quit his day job as a laborer, that is, unless he can dethrone Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Saturday.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has received stitches for a cut on one of his hands, leading Bob Arum to believe doctors will advise him not to fight Ronald Hearns.