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 Last update:  9/25/2013       Read more by Miguel Angel Cebreros         
   
Chavez Jr. on The Vera Fight Weight Controversy
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By Miguel Angel Cebreros, notifight.com

Before a crowd of journalists and fans, the son of the legend Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KOs) discussed the controversy over the weight limit for his upcoming fight with Brian Vera (23-6, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Stubhub Center in Carson, California. The fight had several weights set down, and eventually became bosted to 168-pounds, but now the word is coming down that Chavez-Vera may get a max weight of 173-pounds. The fight weight will not be decided until Friday, when both boxers step on the scale for the official weigh-in.

"This is not a championship fight, so it can take place at 168, 170...there doesn't have to be a specific weight. [People] criticize me because I lost to [Sergio] Martinez, but nobody criticizes Mayweather for training at two o'clock in morning like myself, but of course he wins so they do not criticize him. I think I showed that I have discipline because I have always made the weight for my fights. I fought the best, and I almost knocked out one of the best pound for pound fighters," Chavez Jr. said.

Tags: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr , Bryan Vera , Chavez-Vera , Chavez vs. Vera


 

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comment by deanrw, on 09-26-2013
I don't take this issue as as a pure laziness issue. I think the guy filled out to be a natural Lt Heavy long ago. Only his people still want to see if he can beat up smaller guys. So they keep trying to drain him and drain him, only his body will no longer listen as he gets older. They should j...

comment by Public_Enemy, on 09-26-2013
[QUOTE=Russian Crushin]Floyd trains at 2am because he wants to be in the best possible shape Chavez trains at 2am because he didnt train during the day[/QUOTE] This. The only similarity they have is that they are Jrs. whose dads boxed before them.

comment by anonymous2.0, on 09-26-2013
[QUOTE=budfr][QUOTE=uniquehump]Wow!!! He just compared himself to Floyd. The only comparison is that they are both Jr's.:boxing: Don't he realize that his 2am workouts is to make weight in the last couple days due to his lack of discipline, while Mayweather's 2am workouts is usually his 2nd or...

comment by budfr, on 09-26-2013
[QUOTE=uniquehump]Wow!!! He just compared himself to Floyd. The only comparison is that they are both Jr's.:boxing: Don't he realize that his 2am workouts is to make weight in the last couple days due to his lack of discipline, while Mayweather's 2am workouts is usually his 2nd or 3rd workout ...

comment by WESS, on 09-26-2013
F*ckin Chuck Norris!

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