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Chavez-Vera Rematch: HBO, Arum, Pelullo on Board

By Rick Reeno

Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions, who promotes middleweight contender Bryan Vera (23-7, 14KOs), has advised BoxingScene.com that there are ongoing discussions to stage a December rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (47-1-1, 32KOs). The rematch is likely going to land in a venue located in Texas, according to the current details.

Talks will continue between Pelullo and Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, who is equally interested in staging a rematch.

This past Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California - Chavez won a controversial ten round unanimous decision over Vera. Almost every ringside observer had scored the contest for Vera - but the three official judges handed down scores of 96-94, 97-93 and a criminal tally of 98-92.

The fight had more than enough controversy in the days leading up to the contest. Because Chavez was unable to make the super middleweight limit of 168-pounds - the fight weight was increased to 173-pounds and the match was downgraded from a twelve to a ten round bout. When the fight discussions initially began a few months ago, the two boxers were going to collide at 163-pounds.

Additionally, because of the huge rating that Chavez-Vera drew (1.4 million viewers), Pelullo tells BoxingScene that HBO is very much on board to televise a second-helping of Chavez-Vera. A tentative date of December 14 is being kicked around.

One thing that Pelullo will not tolerate in a rematch is another weight controversy with Chavez failing to make the contract limit - and Arum appears to be on board with his position.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MDPopescu on 10-02-2013

[QUOTE=285Kid;13801042]Now on the undercard Guillermo Rigondeaux vs Joseph Agbeko Khabib Allakhverdiev vs Antonio DeMarco and you set for that night HBO[/QUOTE] It's true that Arum said that Guillermo Rigondeaux and Khabib Allakhverdiev would be scheduled to fight on HBO, Dec.…

Comment by SweetScience on 10-02-2013

[QUOTE=AP♠;13800990]Stopped reading after they said it was in Texas.[/QUOTE] Yea Chavez might not get a fair shake in Vera's home state.

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 10-02-2013

Texas? Really? You mean TX, as in the place where Jr doesn't haveta take a P test after the fight? And the place with equally corrupt judges as in the original fight? And Jr? The guy who simply will not…

Comment by Frank Ducketts on 10-02-2013

[QUOTE=robust_;13800954]Don't want to see this rematch...at all. It was only interesting because chavez broke his hand and didn't train properly. I'd like Vera to be on the next card as compensation for his efforts, but not in a rematch. Chavez…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 10-02-2013

[QUOTE=Fetta;13801043]Hold on. If he broke his hand how can he train and fight in Dec[/QUOTE] Junior may have strained his hand from lifting a heavy fork but he sure as hell never broke his hand. His fighting in December proves…

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