Found September 30, 2013 on
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The Light Heavyweight scene took center stage on Saturday night, as Adonis Stevenson thoroughly dominated Tavoris Cloud, and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. escaped with a joke of a win, in a farce of a fight technically fought in the 175 lbs division.
Chavez got a win he didn't deserve, and now plans on campaigning at Super Middleweight. But does he deserve a spot in the top 10 of that division following his dismal showing against Vera? Does Stevenson become the number 1 guy at Light Heavyweight with his strong showing over Cloud? Take a look at our latest rankings updates to see how things shake out.
Updated Light Heavyweight Division Rankings
Updated Super Middleweight Division Rankings
Updated Middleweight Division Rankings
Credit: Ed Mulholland - HBO
We also had to update our top 10 at 160 lbs, because it's abundantly clear that Chavez couldn't even sniff this division from here on out. It seems like an unlikely candidate to fight at 168 lbs, as well, but that is the sta...
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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...
Adonis Stevenson beat Tavoris Cloud in great fashion on Saturday night when Cloud retired at the end of the seventh, leaving the light-heavyweight division wide open for 'Superman' Stevenson to conquer. He first has to deal with mandatory challenger Tony Bellew, and then possibly the winner of Pascal vs Bute.
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...
Adonis Stevenson retained the WBC light heavyweight title Saturday night at the Bell Centre when Tavoris Cloud failed to answer the bell for the eighth round after sustaining a cut over his right eye.
Stevenson (22-1) successfully defended the title he won in June with a first-round knockout of Chad Dawson.
Cloud (24-2), the former IBF champion, also was cut on the left eyelid...
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...
MONTREAL, QUEBEC - I knew Cloud looked uneasy in that staredown… Adonis Stevenson exhibited Superman qualities to defeat Tavoris Cloud by TKO and retain the WBC light heavyweight title Saturday night in Montreal. Stevenson dominated the pace for the duration of the bout inflicting damage on Cloud’s eyes as early as round one. Busier, faster, and moving well, Stevenson put together...
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...
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.
After a week full of controversy surrounding his ever fluctuating weight, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. may not have put too many fans in the seats at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Saturday night during his bout with journeyman Brian Vera, but he did draw the largest boxing audience on a cable network this year according to Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports.
Iole said the Nielsen Rating...
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 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)