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Chavez Jr. on The Vera Fight Weight Controversy

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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…

Comment by Public_Enemy on 09-26-2013

[QUOTE=Russian Crushin;13783234]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…

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 09-26-2013

[QUOTE=budfr;13783548][QUOTE=uniquehump;13783241]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…

Comment by budfr on 09-26-2013

[QUOTE=uniquehump;13783241]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…

Comment by WESS on 09-26-2013

F*ckin Chuck Norris!

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