Chavez Jr vs Sanchez This Saturday

26.11.07 – “I worked 15 years to get to this fight and after Saturday night, I’ll be the man – the first to beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr,” said Ray Sanchez at Top Rank’s ‘Latin Fury’ press conference on Monday in Los Angeles. Am I ready for a fight like this? We’re going to find out Saturday night,” Chavez Jr said..

“Who will win? I really don’t know,” said Bob Arum. “That’s why we’re having such tremendous fan interest and that’s why it’s such a hot ticket in Albuquerque.”

Chavez Jr., 33-0-1, takes on hometown hero Sanchez on a Top Rank PPV fight card at the Tingley Coliseum. The advance box office is the biggest of any Top Rank fight card in Albuquerque.

“This is the biggest fight in the city in 10 years,” Sanchez said. “We haven’t seen this kind of excitement since Johnny Tapia and Danny Romero were in the ring.”

Sanchez will be the hardest puncher who Chavez Jr has ever faced.

“I’m going right at him, not holding anything back. This is everything I dreamed about, getting him in the ring in my hometown,” Sanchez said. “I will beat Chavez – take it to the bank.”

“We both want to win,” Chavez Jr said. “He wants to win. I want to win. I trained hard and I will beat Sanchez.”

It was announced that JC’s father, four-time world champion Julio Cesar Chavez, will be coming into Albuquerque on Wednesday which is the day of the final press conference.

Arum also announced that Michael Clark, 36-4, of Columbus, Ohio will take on Mike Alvarado, 18-0, of Denver in the opening PPV bout. Alvarado was initially scheduled to take on Henry Bruseles but he came down with a fever and was not able to train. Alvarado vs. Clark is scheduled for 10 rounds and will be the first bout on the PPV telecast.

Lupe Contreras will be the ring announcer on fight night. The announcing team on the PPV telecast will be Rich Marotta, Genaro ‘Chicanito’ Hernandez and Doug Fischer.

Saturday, Dec 1, Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, N.M. – PPV
10 Rds., Super Welterweights
JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR, 33-0-1, 26 KOs, Culiacan, Mexico
Vs. RAY SANCHEZ, 20-1, 15 KOs, Albuquerque, N.M.

12 Rounds, Super Flyweights
JORGE ARCE, 47-4-1, 36 KOs, Los Mochis, Mexico
Vs. MEDGOEN SINGSURAT, 48-4, 34 KOs, Roi-et, Thailand

12 Rounds, WBO Championship
Champion IVAN ‘IRON BOY’ CALDERON, 29-0, 6 KOs, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Vs. JUAN ESQUER, 20-1-1, 15 KOs, Navojoa, Mexico

10 Rds., Welterweights
MIKE ALVARADO, 18-0, 12 KOs, Denver
Vs. MICHAEL CLARK, 36-4, 17 KOs, Columbus, Ohio

Thursday, Dec 6, Paradise Theatre, The Bronx, N.Y. – VERSUS
10 Rds., NABF Super Welterweights
Champion ANDREY TSURKAN, 25-2-1, 16 KOs, Bronx, N.Y.
Vs. YURI FOREMAN, 23-0, 8 KOs, Brooklyn, N.Y.

10 Rds., Super Welterweights
SERGIO MARTINEZ, 40-1-1, 21 KOs, Argentina
Vs. OSSIE DURAN, 23-0, 9 KOs, Accra, Ghana

Friday, Dec 14, Cicero Stadium, Cicero, Ill – Telefutura
10 Rds., Featherweights
ORLANDO SALIDO, 28-9-2, 18 KOs, Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
Vs. HECTOR AVILA, 39-3, 36 KOs, Santiago, Dominican Republic

10 Rds., Lightweights
MIGUEL ANGEL HUERTA, 25-8-1, 17 KOs, Mexico City
Vs. DANIEL ALICEA, 30-6-2, 22 KOs, Camden, N.J>

Thursday, Dec 20, Hard Rock Hotel-Casino, Las Vegas – VERSUS
12 Rds., IBF Welterweight Eliminator
JOSHUA CLOTTEY, 32-2, 20 KOs, Accra, Ghana
SHAMONE ALVAREZ, 19-0, 11 KOs, Atlantic City, N.J.

10 Rds., Heavyweights
TYE FIELDS, 38-1, 34 KOs, Las Vegas

8 Rds., Super Welterweights
VANES MARTIROSYAN, 16-0, 11 KOs, Glendale, Calif.

Friday, Dec 21, Dickerson’s Events Center, Las Cruces, N.M. – Telefutura
10 Rds., Lightweights
URBANO ANTILLON, 20-0, 13 KOs, Maywood, Calif.
Vs. ADRIAN VALDEZ, 18-5-3, 9 KOs, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

10 Rds., Heavyweights
DAVID RODRIGUEZ, 26-0, 25 KOs, El Paso, Texas

6 Rds., Super Welterweights
AUSTIN TROUT, 10-0, 8 KOs, Las Cruces, N.M.
Vs. JESSE ORTA, 7-11-1, 4 KOs, Dallas, Tx.

6 Rds., Lightweights
CARLOS MADRID, 8-4-2, 2 KOs, El Paso, Tx.

4 Rds., Featherweights
RICKY VASQUEZ, 2-1-1, 1 KO, Las Cruces, N.M.

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