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Chavez Jr. vs. Vera II

Lomachenko doesn’t take the bait; Chavez, Jr. battles more than one opponent

Top Rank’s grand poobah Bob Arum called for the head of referee Laurence Cole. It’s no secret Arum wanted Vasyl Lomachenko to set a record by capturing a world title in only his second professional fight. What a promotional gem that would have been. Concerning Cole, Arum had an ally in HBO blow-by-blow announcer Jim Lampley. Secure in his 26 year history of anchoring or co-hosting boxing, he threw his own low blow, but this time at Cole by describing him as dreadful. He then reminded viewers that Laurence’s father sits on the commission. Ouch!

So what’s all the fuss about? Well, Arum’s camp (and plenty of others) claim Orlando Salido didn’t fight fair, and referee Cole allowed him to get away with it. Heavens to mergatroyd! That’s a first. A fighter goes into his opponent’s backyard and gets jobbed. In this case, it’s a foreigner in a strange country. Sure, he will be taken care of. Boy, was he ever taken care of! Continue reading

Chavez Jr. decisions Vera II; Salido beats Lomachenko

Using his considerable size and power advantage, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-1-1, 32 KO’s) pounded out a hard-earned 12 round unanimous decision tonight over Brian Vera (23-8, 14 KO’s) at the Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Chavez Jr. hit Vera with some shots that would have likely knocked out 90% of the super middleweights in the division, but Vera showed an incredible chin and great heart in taking the shots.

Just by hanging around, Vera was able to punish Chavez Jr. with less powerful shots and he had his face looking like he was the loser tonight instead of the winner.

The final judges scores were 114-113, 117-110, 117-110. There’s no question that Chavez Jr. deserved the decision this time around, but it’s too bad that he was given what many boxing fans saw as a gift decision over Vera last September in their previous fight. But Vera got a rematch out of that fight anyway, so it worked out about the same as him getting a win. Continue reading

Chavez Jr-Vera and Salido-Lomachenko weigh-in: Chavez, Vera and Lomachenko look in sensational shape, Salido comes in heavy and loses title on scale

The weights are in for tomorrow’s two big fights set to go down tomorrow night in San Antonio, Texas, and Mexican Son of a Legend Julio Cesar Chavez Junior tipped-in at a ready and ripped 167.5-pounds for his rematch with the rugged Bryan Vera – who came in at the exact same weight.

Chavez’ team members held aloft a giant sized void penalty cheque, in reference to the fine Chavez would have had to pay had he done as some expected and came in heavy. Instead, Chavez has clearly worked hard, his body looking hard, his conditioning looking excellent. Looks can of course be deceiving, but if Chavez fights as good as he looked on the scale, it could be bad news for Vera; a fighter many felt should have been awarded the decision after the first action-packed fight between he and the Mexican star. Continue reading

Chavez vs. Vera 2: A more focused Junior makes the rematch a can’t miss fight

They say the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, but telling that to Mexico’s legendary fighter Julio Cesar Chavez would be downright disrespectful.

No, young Julio isn’t cut from the same cloth as his father Chavez Sr. Honestly speaking the same could apply to the majority of the modern day fighters in contrast to the 200-300 fight warriors from days of old.

That said becoming a boxer is not exactly the easiest profession and for all the crap that’s been shoveled on him, most of it deserved, when in shape Junior is a solid chinned entertaining fighter that has challenged with limited success late in his fight, the lineal legitimate world titleholder and pound for pound member Sergio Martinez.

Before it was lack of competition that fans would drag Chavez Jr. through the coals for, now it’s his issues outside the ring that surfaced in the winter of 2012. Continue reading

Chavez Jr. vs. Vera II, Lomachenko vs Salido Live On BoxNation This Saturday

LONDON (Feb. 27) – Mexican star Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is hoping to give fights fans something to remember as he takes on Texan Bryan Vera in a bout he hopes will go down as ‘Fight of the Year’.

The former WBC middleweight world champion faces Vera in a rematch at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas this weekend following a meeting last September in which Chavez Jr won a highly contentious points decision over 10 rounds. Continue reading

Chávez Jr & Vera Workout Quotes

(Photo credit: Chris Farina/Top Rank) SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 25, 2014) — Fight Week in San Antonio for the eagerly- anticipated boxing doubleheader featuring the rematch between former World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion and Son of the Legend JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ JR. and Top-Five contender and two-fisted Texan BRYAN VERA began in earnest today as both participated in Media Workouts. In front of a packed Zarzamora Street Boxing Gym, both fighters trained for over three hours as they fine-tuned for their upcoming encore battle.

The doubleheader will also feature the historic challenge by two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist and 2013 Prospect of the Year, VASYL LOMACHENKO, in only his second professional fight, of World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion ORLANDO SALIDO. Continue reading

Chavez vs. Vera 2: “Boxing 411” analysis and video presentation

Radio show host and ring announcer Joseph Herron joins talented, young trainer Rick Morones Jr. in this comprehensive video analysis of “Chavez vs. Vera 2”, as they break down the upcoming Top Rank, Inc. special event:

This Saturday night, March 1st, from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, former WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (47-1-1, 32 KOs) will take on perennial contender Bryan Vera (23-7, 14 KOs) once again and attempt to silence his detractors by defeating “The Warrior“ from Austin, Texas, more definitively in this highly anticipated return bout.

On September 28th, the two fan friendly combatants initially squared off at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California, in a ten round contest that resulted in a controversial unanimous decision victory for the heavily favored Chavez Jr. Continue reading

“Floyd Mayweather, Magomed Abdusalamov, Chavez vs. Vera II, and Boxcino 2014” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a special “Chavez vs. Vera II” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

Throughout the first thirty minute segment of our two hour program, The Pugilist KOrner team will discuss Amir Khan’s angry tweets, regarding Floyd Mayweather’s “apparent” decision in choosing WBA Welterweight Champion Marcos Maidana as his May 3rd opponent at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Does the boxing community really care any longer? Continue reading

Chavez Jr.-Vera II Press Conference Quotes

On the heels of their controversial collision which resulted in a hotly disputed decision, former World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion and Son of the Legend JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ JR. and Top-Five contender and two-fisted Texan BRYAN VERA will square off in a 12-round super middleweight battle in a rematch to settle their score once and for all. This time Vera will enjoy the home court advantage when they meet, Saturday, March 1, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.

Chávez Jr. vs. Vera II 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. Continue reading