Found September 29, 2013 on
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(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.
But with approximately 98 percent of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera pre-fight news rightly centered around Junior's trials and tribulations, weight-related and not, it makes one wonder exactly what we're looking at here. Is this serious pugilistic business, or some manner of half-cocked joke?
Signs pointed to the latter after Chavez was awarded a unanimous decision over Vera that few seemed to feel he clearly deserved.
In the co-feature, Adonis Stevenson sauntered over Tavoris Cloud in what was supposed to have been a competitive fight.
Despite the usual cheerleading that seems...
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Sunday morning outrage as another questionable boxing decision comes down the pike. Suggestion of incompetence, at best, and mutterings of corruption/political favors run wild among boxing fans perplexed by last nights two lopsided scorecards for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. turned in by Gwen Adair and Marty Denkin. Someone should be held accountable, this is what’s ruining the sport...
In what was one of the most anticipated weigh-ins in a long time, Julio Cesar Chavez weighed in at 172.4 pounds while WBO #1 ranked Middleweight Bryan Vera checked in at 171.2 pounds for Saturday night’s ten round bout at the StunHub Center in Carson, California.
The “Son of a Legend” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (47-1-1, 32 KO’s) of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico would this Saturday night at Carson, California’s Stubhub Center prevail over Texan Brian Vera (23-7, 14 KO’s) by scores of 98-92, 97-93, and 96-94 after ten rounds of boxing.
This fight was interesting due to all the out of the ring drama that happens with the name Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Weight issues, marijuana, minor cuts, and a long layoff, how was Chavez Jr. going to perform. Well I’ll give my perspective of the fight as I was press row and photographing the event […]
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.
Being there press side, it is important...
HBO Boxing delivered big time with Saturday night’s double main event card. It had all of the aspects that modern boxing needs to thrive and keep fans hooked. The fights featured heavy punches, fundamentally sound fighting, toughness beyond measure, an underdog story, a stoppage KO, and a controversial finish.
The first of the co-main events featured light heavyweight champion...
LOS ANGELES, CA - The weight is over. No, thats not a type o because I fully expect Chavez Jr.’s weight to be over. Today, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Brian Vera take the scales for their Saturday bout. Will it be cruiser, middle, super middle, I have no idea but we’ll find out. Weigh-In Begins at 3:00 p.m. PT, Chavez and Vera will take the scales at 3:15 p.m. Any last minute...
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...
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...
On the same night that Adonis Stevenson showed the world he’s more than just a knockout artist, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. proved that his claim to the Chavez legend his father started is only name-deep and certainly doesn’t extend into the ring. HBO kicked off what will certainly be a boxing fall season for the […]The post Superman Stevenson Soars And Chavez Jr. Plummets appeared...
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)