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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. thought he was still a super middleweight while training for his comeback fight with Brian Vera.
Even after a full training camp and a postponement, he never managed to get down to that 168-pound limit.
The notorious boxing scion is heading into the ring Saturday night to show he can still fight, even if he can't make weight.
Chavez weighed in at 172.4 pounds Friday for his first bout since his thrilling decision loss to Sergio Martinez a year ago. After a lengthy suspension for marijuana use, Chavez hopes a victory over Vera puts him back among the 168-pound contenders - if he can make it next time.
Chavez's manager says his fighter was diligent in his training and weight cut. His body simply didn't respond.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - It’s fight week for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Brian Vera and we still aren’t sure what weight the fight will take place at. It’s ridiculous at this point. Add social media to the equation and you get a firestorm of jokes, memes and hurt feelings. Since we are playing hooky pokey with Chavez Jr.’s weight and wagering our best guesses at what he will come...
You got to give it to Brian Vera. With all this weight drama going on with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. the man is taking it all in stride. You could kind of say it stems from Vera taking last minute fights earlier in his career which he probably did fight bigger guys. Now with the full backing of a legitimate promotional outfit Vera has taken training much more serious which gives him...
Last night at The Stub Hub Center was another controversial night for boxing as Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was given a very unpopular decision over Brian Vera in a fight he flatly lost. The judges scored the fight 96-94, 98-92, 97-93 in which two judges gave Jr. the majority of the rounds…even though Vera landed more punches overall in the fight.
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The world will have to wait for the weight! This is what Bob Arum exhumed as the drama surrounding what weight the bout between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Brian Vera will be fought at will be revealed on Friday at the official weigh ins. Sounds ridiculous right? Yea, something like this could only happen in boxing as the ever growing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. continues to do things...
LOS ANGELES, CA - In a weigh-in more anticipated than the Biggest Loser finale, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. took the scales and met the weight requirement of 173 pounds for his match-up on Saturday against Brian Vera at the Stub Hub Arena in Carson. Appearing emaciated with a sunken in stomach, as he did against Sergio Martinez, Chavez could likely re-inflate to 180 pounds overnight....
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. won a unanimous decision over Bryan Vera on Saturday night in his return to the ring from a yearlong absence.
Chavez (47-1-1) overcame weight struggles and a lively challenge from the unsung Vera to get the decision on all three judges' scorecards, winning 96-94, 97-93 and 98-92.
"I definitely won seven or eight rounds of the fight," Chavez...
(Chavez Jr., left, after weighing in for his fight against Brian Vera; photo credit: Chris Farina/Top Rank)
Sometimes the more compelling match ups in boxing are accompanied by back stories, grudge matches and pre-fight shenanigans. It seems to be better for the long term (and even short term) health of the sport when the antics are innocuous or light hearted.
The Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs. Bryan Vera weigh-in was held this afternoon in advance of their middleweight fight on Saturday night, televised on HBO. Scratch that, super middleweight fight. Wait, no, light heavyweight contest.
If one fighter is essentially allowed to weigh whatever in the hell he pleases, what's the point of the weigh-in, or of weight classes? That's the...
Add Super Middle-weight king Andre Ward to the list of people who felt Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. did not win his fight against Brian Vera on Saturday at The Stub Hub Center. Ward, who called the fight for HBO and was ringside saw a much more intimate portrait of what was going inside the square circle. Ward admits he did not score the fight, but from what he did see, he honestly felt...
Full weights from Los Angeles, CA
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (172.4) vs. Brian Vera (171.2)
Jose Ramirez 141.4 vs. Daniel Calzada 141
Matt Korobov 161.8 vs. Grady Brewer 160
Oscar Valdez 127.4 vs. Jose Morales 128
Diego Magdaleno 131.8 vs. Edgar Riovalle 132
Gabino Saenz 127.8 vs. Dominic Coca 128.6
Karim Mayfield 144 vs. Chris Fernandez 144.8
Daniel Sandoval 155 vs. Richard Gutierrez...
Yup, you read the headline correctly. It is not Jr’s fault if he decides to weigh in at 173lbs or 175lbs for a 168lbs contracted fight. It is Top Rank founder Bob Arum’s problem and responsibility to take care of that. Chavez Jr. is set to face Brian Vera this Saturday and by the looks of things he is going to weigh in at whatever weight he is comfortable weighing in at, regardless...
Thanks to the antics this week in advance of his HBO return Saturday, we have a new variant on the old riddle about the 800 pound gorilla: What weight does Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. fight at? A: Whatever weight he wants to. For a sport that has been around under the Queensberry rules for more than 100 years, boxing somehow continues to innovate new offenses, with Chavez's ever...
Full results from Los Angeles, CA
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. def. Brian Vera via UD (96-94,97-93,98-92)
Jose Ramirez def. Daniel Calzada via UD
Matt Korobov def. Grady Brewer via UD
Diego Magdaleno def. Edgar Riovalle via UD
Gabino Saenz def. Dominic Coca via TKO
Karim Mayfield def. Chris Fernandez via KO in R8
Daniel Sandoval def. Richard Gutierrez via UD (80-72,80-72,80-72)
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