Arum: Manfredo and Barker The Frontrunners For Chavez

By Lem Satterfield caught up to Top Rank Promotions CEO, Bob Arum, to get the latest on the newly-crowned WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Having dethroned Sebastian Zbik (30-1, 10 KOs) on June 4, the 25-year-old Chavez (43-0-1, 30 KOs) has a voluntary defense of his belt that he will likely make against 29-year-old Darren Barker (23-0, 14 KOs) or 30-year-old Peter Manfredo (37-6, 20 KOs), the latter of whom has won seven straight bouts, including four by knockout. Does Julio Cesar Chavez have a voluntary defense?

BA: Yes. Who will he fight among those including Marco Antonio Rubio, Peter Manfredo and Darren Barker?

BA: It's between the two names, Peter Manfredo and Darren Barker. It makes no difference who he fights, it just depends on who we can make the best deal with. We'd be looking to fight on Sept. 24.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jmqc19 on 06-13-2011

[QUOTE=Stanly Ketchel;10687419]You are right I respect guys like Segura, Arce, Marquez, Montiel, Mares, etc. I just get angered over the paper chumps Chavez and Canelo dominating my HBO airwaves and they are fighting bums. $hit kills me.[/QUOTE] Yeah, we all…

Comment by PRINCE O' PROSE on 06-13-2011

I'd give Dazzling Darren a shot if I thought that any small-name contender had a chance at getting a fair decision against Jerkoff Crappypants Chavez Jr. Kid's got a decent chin, at least, so I wouldn't envisage Barker putting enough…

Comment by mev1 on 06-13-2011

I get tiered of people in these forums calling fighters bums and trash, or scared of another fighter. JR. is a good fighter who gives his all, and makes for entertaining fights time and time again. Is he an unstoppable…

Comment by tomatocantender on 06-13-2011

Damn, Floyd Jr. can't win for losing when it comes to Bobfather. $May secures September 17th for a PPV showdown that will hit a minimum of 800,000 buys vs. Ortiz on the Saturday of Mexican Independence day (~9/16/11 - 9/17/11),…

Comment by argminasyan on 06-13-2011

[QUOTE=onechance87;10686366]If thats the case,Then martinez should fight rubio.[/QUOTE]why??? why should the champ fight bums and you want martinez and rubio, who are both better than chavez beat each others brains out???

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