'Latin Fury': Julio Cesar Chavez Jr v Ray Sanchez

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr will go into his most significant fight when he takes on hard-punching hometown hero Ray Sanchez III on Top Rank's 'Latin Fury' PPV which is scheduled at the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, N.M. on Saturday, Dec. 1..

Bob Arum will outline the entire Chavez vs. Sanchez fight card at a Top Rank press conference at the Albuquerque Hilton, 1901 University Ave. NE, on Thursday, 2 pm.

Chavez Jr. and Sanchez will be at the press conference, as will be two-time world champion Jorge Arce of Los Mochis, Mexico. Arce, 47-4 with 36 KOs, is scheduled to box 12 rounds on 'Latin Fury' on Dec. 1.

Chavez Jr., 21, is the son of the legendary 'El Grande Campeon Mexicano - four-time world champion Julio Cesar Chavez. Chavez Jr has a record of 33-0-1. He will face his most fierce opponent in Sanchez who has a record of 20-1 and is unbeaten since 2003. Sanchez has promised he will defeat Chavez Jr.

"Chavez Jr made a big mistake coming to my hometown," said Sanchez, born and raised in the South Valley of Albuquerque. "There's no way I will lose."

Tickets at $150, $100, $50 and $30 will soon go on sale at There will be four bouts on the PPV. Arum will announce all of those bouts at the Thursday press conference.

Article posted on 15.10.2007

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