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.