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Hearns Unable To Make Chavez Date, Ishida is Ready

By Corey Erdman

Middleweight contender Ronald Hearns has not yet been contacted about a fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Earlier this week, Hearns and Japanese boxer Nobuhiro Ishida, were mentioned as possible opponents for the Mexican boxer's first defense of the WBC middleweight title, which is tenative for September 24 in Mexico.

A fight in September is not likely. Hearns suffered a broken hand in the loss to Felix Sturm in February, and he just left therapy on Wednesday. Hearns was expecting a tune-up fight first, but says he would be open to facing Chavez before the end of the year nonetheless.

However, in an earlier report on BoxingScene.com, Ishida said he was ready and willing to fight Chavez in September.

Corey Erdman hosts The Score on SIRIUS 158.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing Bob on 07-16-2011

Manfredo? Hearns? Iishi? WTF? Rubio vs Lemiux was supposed to be a WBC title eliminater. Now the corrupt WBC lets Chavez jr fight these undeserving guys? Suliman and the WbC let Chavez and Alvarez avoid serious competition and want us…

Comment by fastblack on 07-16-2011

Maybe I am confused. Isn't hearns a terrible fighter who just lost terribly in Germany. almost an embarrassment in boxing. How in the hell is a chump like Hearns with little skill or ability no amateur career involved in title…

Comment by chiguy91 on 07-15-2011

[QUOTE=uglypug;10843332]WAR TBA! TBA ftw!!![/QUOTE] :haha: so if he fights ishida, he will still fight manfredo afterwards? what happened to the WBC's rule on one voluntary defense and then a mandatory match against martinez? bull crap like always i see...either way,…

Comment by flint on 07-15-2011

chavez career is a cartoon. hrey are trying to fight hearns off a loss.i'm trying my best to support jr but top rank is making money with him while his career is a big joke.

Comment by TouchyAndalou on 07-15-2011

[QUOTE=BostonGuy;10843428]It's a wonder Hearns Jr. was even being considered. He was KO'd in his last fihgt against Felix Sturm...[/QUOTE]No, it's obvious why he was being considered: for his name. So it can be marketed as Chavez Jr vs Hearns Jr.…

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