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Chavez Jr. vs. Vera

Bryan Vera Media day Quotes

(Photo Credit: Chris Farina/Top Rank) SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 25, 2014) — Feb. 25, 2014, San Antonio,Texas — No. 1 contender Bryan Vera works out during media day Tuesday in San Antonio,Texas for his upcoming exciting rematch battle against former WBC Middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. , Saturday, March 1, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Banner Promotions, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, Chavez Jr. vs Vera II will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®. Continue reading

Chávez, Jr. Training Camp Quotes

(Rafael Soto/Top Rank) CULIACÁN, MÉXICO (February 19, 2014) – Former World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ JR is in his final days of training camp in México as he prepares for his 12-round super middleweight rematch against Top-Five contender and two-fisted Texan BRYAN VERA. Chávez Jr. – Vera II will take place next week – Saturday, March 1 – at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. It will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will open with two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist and 2013 Prospect of the Year, VASYL LOMACHENKO, in only his second professional bout, challenging World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion ORLANDO SALIDO.

Here is what Chávez Jr. had to say today: Continue reading

Chavez Jr-Vera set for March 1st in San Antonio, Texas

Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (47-1-1, 32 KO’s) has signed his contract for a rematch against Brian Vera (23-7, 14 KO’s) on March 1st on HBO at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. This time there will be a $250,000 weight penalty for Chavez Jr. if he can’t make the weight for the fight. As of now, it’ll be at 168 lbs., but it’ll be interesting to see if this weight will be nudged forward to the 170s like in his fight with Vera last September.

That weight ended up taking place at 173 lbs., and even then Chavez Jr. looked incredibly emaciated when weighing in. During the fight, Chavez Jr. looked as big as a cruiserweight, and one can only guess how heavy he was. Vera ended outworking Chavez Jr. and getting robbed in the eyes of many fans. Chavez Jr. looked good enough to win 3-4 rounds at best, and it was hard to understand what the three judges saw in his performance that made them score the fight for him. Continue reading

The World Agrees: Brian Vera Won The Fight Against Chavez, Jr.

chavez101This 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

Vera’s Time Might Not Come Again

chavez300 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

Chavez Jr: This fight doesn’t deserve a rematch

chavez100If you were hoping that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (47-1-1, 32 KO’s) would give Brian Vera (23-7, 14 KO’s) a rematch to shut down the criticism he’s receiving from fans over his debatable 10 round unanimous decision last Saturday night, you can forget it. Chavez Jr. has ruled out giving Vera a rematch. Instead, Chavez Jr. plans on moving forward with his career and will be looking for a title shot in his next fight, which he hopes will take place at 168.

Chavez Jr. won the fight by the scores 98-92, 96-94 and 97-93. One judge had Chavez Jr. winning the first 7 rounds of the fight, and that would seem like an impossibility considering that Vera clearly got the better of Chavez Jr. in at least 5 of the first 7 rounds. Continue reading

Chavez Jr. defeats Vera in robbery

chavez44Well tonight we didn’t see just one oddball score from a judge; we saw three of them with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (47-1-1, 32 KO’s) winning a controversial 10 round unanimous decision against a much smaller Brian Vera (23-7, 14 KO’s) on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

I’m not sure which fight the three judges were watching because I had Vera winning the fight by 4 rounds. The three judges had the fight scored 96-94, 97-93 and 98-92.

I’m still trying to figure out how two of the judges had Chavez Jr. winning 97-93 and 98-92. With the way that Chavez Jr. was getting outworked all fight long, I don’t see how he could have won all those rounds. Continue reading

Chavez Jr. vs. Vera Live Stream Weigh-In

BOXING: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Bryan Vera Weigh-InSaturday’s HBO World Championship Boxing® airs at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.

The HBO® telecast kicks off from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, as Adonis Stevenson and Tavoris Cloud meet for a 12-round title fight in the light heavyweight division.

The StubHub Center in Carson, California, will showcase a super middleweight showdown as Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. faces off against Bryan Vera.

Official Weights from Carson:

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.: 172.4 lbs.

Bryan Vera: 171.2 lbs.

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Chavez Jr. – Vera final press conference quotes and videos

!cid_52447575cded2LOS ANGELES (SEPTEMBER 26, 2013)—Below are quotes from Wednesday’s press conference in advance of Saturday’s Super Middleweight showdown between former WBC Middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and WBO #1 ranked Middleweight Bryan Vera that will take place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The show is promoted by Top Rank and Banner Promotions and will be televised LIVE on HBO’s Championship Boxing.

Bryan Vera (23-6, 14 KO’s)—“It has been the longest camp I have ever been in so I am not lying when I say I am in the best shape of my career.”

Arthur Pelullo—“Bryan knows he is fighting a great young fighter and it’s going to be a great night of boxing. We feel that Bryan will have an excellent night. When Bob Arum called me about the fight, Bryan didn’t blink an eyelash and said yes. He knew this could be a career changing fight. He wanted this fight from the get-go. He understands the formal task in front of him. He is a great fighter and he is coming to win the fight.” Continue reading