JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ, JR. vs. BRYAN VERA II SAN ANTONIO PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY! January 16, at 2 P.M. CT The Alamodome
Written by Marc Abrams of Banner Promotions
SAN ANTONIO, TX (January 14, 2014) — Former World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion and Son of the Legend JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ JR., his opponent, Top-Five contender and tough Texan BRYAN VERA,Houston’s former World Lightweight Champion JUAN DIAZ, Hall of Fame Promoter BOB ARUM, Zanfer Promotions’FERNANDO BELTRAN, two-time heavyweight champion GEORGE FOREMAN and ARTHUR PELULLO,President of Banner Promotions, will host a news conference announcing the eagerly-awaited rematch — Chávez Jr. vs. Vera II — TODAY! January 16, in the Alamodome (Stadium Floor – South end.) Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. CT with the news conference beginning at 2:00 p.m. CT.
The press conference will be open to the public. Continue reading
The Pugilist KOrner: David Rodriguez, Artie Pellulo, Carlos Molina, John Scully, Chris Pearson, and Robert Garcia
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents undefeated American Heavyweight hopeful David “El Nino“ Rodriguez, Banner Promotions CEO Arthur Pellulo, IBF Junior Middleweight Champion “King“ Carlos Molina, expert trainer and former Light Heavyweight contender “Iceman“ John Scully, undefeated Junior Middleweight prospect Chris Pearson, and two time “Trainer of the Year” Robert Garcia on tonight’s two hour episode of “The Pugilist KOrner”.
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Kicking off tonight’s two hour program will be sensational knock-out artist David “El Nino” Rodriguez (36-0, 34 KOs). Continue reading
Boxing great Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. wasn’t altogether pleased with what he saw from his son former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (47-1-1, 32 KO’s) in his controversial 10 round unanimous decision victory over Bryan Vera (23-7. 14 KO’s) last Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Chavez Jr. was throwing mainly one punch at a time, backing up much of the time, and getting nailed by the much smaller Vera each time would be cornered. It was a very strange sight to see a bigger fighter with more power running from a smaller fighter.
The judges gave Chavez Jr. the win by the scores 97-93, 98-92 and 96-94, but only a small handful of people agree with those scores. Continue reading
The Pugilist KOrner: Sugar Hill, Edwin Rodriguez, Bryan Vera, Jermall Charlo, Justin De Loach, and Karim Mayfield
At 9PM ESP/6PM PST, the Sports Krib proudly presents expert trainer and Kronk Gym leader Javan “Sugar” Hill, Super Middleweight contender Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez, Middleweight contender Bryan “The Warrior” Vera, Junior Middleweight prospect “The Hitman” Jermall Charlo, Welterweight prospect Justin De Loach, and Junior Welterweight prospect Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield on tonight’s episode of “The Pugilist KOrner”.
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This past Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, WBO #1 Ranked Middleweight Bryan Vera put in an amazing performance that should have propelled him to a victory over former WBC Middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.
Vera won the fight overwhelmingly on all social media sites and the below link compiled by Boxing News polled nearly sixty writers and NOT ONE saw the fight for Chavez and only seven went so far as to score this a draw.
The entire world on HBO Championship Boxing, with the exception of the three judges at ringside, saw that Vera controlled the action and outlanded Chavez in the bout. Vera also threw 406 more punches and was more consistent throughout the fight. Continue reading
This past Saturday night Brian Vera was robbed of his big fight and his big chance in a sport where the big chances rarely happen once. Such an event is nothing new from a sport that has been carrying various forms of corruption since the 18 century. Judges rob boxers of their victories all the time: that happens. This robbery, however, feels a little worse than most. Not because of the inaccuracy of the scorecards, but because of the likely results to follow.
Julio Cesar Chavez will go on to have other big fights with big paydays, while Brian Vera will most likely go back to being an opponent.
Vera deserves his big victory. If he should land another big match he will again be the other guy, the man who’s brought in to lose and make the main attraction look good. Everything was against him in this fight. Continue reading
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, The Sports Krib proudly presents a very special “Ringside Scorecard” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!
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In the first segment of tonight’s program, Joseph will discuss the ongoing controversy concerning the scoring system in professional boxing, as well as the entire HBO fight card, which took place from two different locations; Carson, California, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Continue reading
During his casual media workout before the now drama riddled, 173 pound, non-title, ten round attraction, Austin, Texas, resident Bryan Vera told anxious media members in attendance at the Fortune Gym in Los Angeles, California, that it was just business as usual leading into what could be the most impactful bout of Vera’s nine year professional career this Saturday night when he finally squares off against a “heavily” favored Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
“I can only do what I can do,” stated a very relaxed Bryan Vera. “I can’t concern myself with the added drama that Chavez brings to the event. I have to stay focused, and hopefully give the fans a great fight on Saturday night.”
Most ringside observers are holding their collective breaths in anticipation for what could be a promotional meltdown on Friday, September 27th, during the customary pre-fight weigh in, which is slated to be held at 6PM EST/3PM PST later this afternoon inside the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, if “La Estrella de la Noche” doesn’t make the abridged weight limit of 173 pounds.
Will we see the dramatic “Novella” come to an anticlimactic conclusion this afternoon on the scales? Continue reading
According to trainer Ronnie Shields, successful negotiations have taken place to append a new weigh-in limit for the big Saturday night showdown between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KOs) of Culiacan, Mexico and Bryan Vera (23-6, 14 KOs) of Austin, Texas.
After the fight card’s final press conference convened this afternoon at the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, both parties, including promoters Top Rank, Inc. and Banner Promotions, reached an accord binding both combatants to a new weigh in limit of 173 pounds for this Friday afternoon’s weigh in ceremony.
Although the added weight limit came as no surprise to most media members who had been following the current Chavez/Vera novella, veteran trainer Ronnie Shields made a surprise stipulation within the new fight agreement. Continue reading
Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, The Sports Krib proudly presents a very special “HBO Double Header” Edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!
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To kick off tonight’s program, James and Joseph will discuss HBO’s September 28th broadcast, which is slated to take place in two different countries. JC Chavez Jr. versus Bran Vera will be aired live from Carson, California, and Adonis Stevenson versus Tavoris Cloud will be streamed live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Continue reading