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 Last update:  6/16/2011       Read more by Lem Satterfield         
   
Chavez vs Manfredo May Get Pushed To November 19
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By Lem Satterfield

BoxingScene.com spoke to legendary Top Rank Promotions CEO Bob Arum regarding the futures of newly crowned WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. In June, the 25-year-old Chavez (43-0-1, 30 KOs) of Culiacon, Mex., dethroned Germany's 29-year-old Sebastian Zbik (30-1, 10 KOs) by unanimous decision and appears to be in line to meet 30-year-old contender Peter Manfredo (37-6, 20 KOs) in the fall.

When Chavez-Manfredo takes place, said Arum, depends on the schedule of five-time Trainer of the Year, Freddie Roach, who is working with southpaw eight-division champion and WBO welterweight belt-holder Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs), who will face WBA and WBO lightweight king Juan Manuel Marquez (52-5-1, 38 KOs) on November 12.

"Right at this time, it's Peter Manfredo [as the opponent in line]. Darren Barker was one of the guys being considered, but apparently he's fighting Sergio Martinez. A lot of when they fight depends on the schedules of Freddie Roach and Manny. So the date that we're probably looking at is November 19," Arum told BoxingScene.com.

Tags: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr , Peter Manfredo Jr. , Chavez-Manfredo , Chavez vs Manfredo



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comment by gibo, on 06-17-2011
Chavez taking the easy way out, instead of fighting the TRUE CHAMPION MARTINEZ!!!! Show some b*lls jr, fight someone who hits back! P*TO

comment by 15 Rounds, on 06-17-2011
ChavezJr is like MayweatherJr cherry pickers :bottle: ChavezJr vs Manfredo lol put him against Martinez thats his belt is his this boxing organization is just a joke & Mayweather vs Ortiz common I feel sorry for the true pound for pound king Sergio Martinez at least the ppl recognize whos the rea...

comment by Heru, on 06-16-2011
The joke is that there's a "World Championship" title at stake, but this is a good matchup. Manfredo is going to give this kid all he can handle. Peter is a pretty good inside fighter and that's where Chavez does his damage. If he's stronger than Chavez, I can see an upset decision or robbery ag...

comment by daggum, on 06-16-2011
nooooo we have to wait till november for this barnburner damn it!

comment by vxrandall, on 06-16-2011
[QUOTE=LA_2_Vegas]it's probably evenly matched and be a good scrap.......but putting the 'championship fight' banner on this bout is f'n FRUSTRATING[/QUOTE] thats what i meant - they both as bad as each other but for the WBC Middleweight title is a fn disgrace!

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