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 Last update:  7/15/2011       Read more by Corey Erdman         
   
Hearns Unable To Make Chavez Date, Ishida is Ready
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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.

Tags: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr , Ronald Hearns


 

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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 to believe these guys are "World Champions".

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 talk or title fights. How far is boxing scraping the barrell's bott...

comment by chiguy91, on 07-15-2011
[QUOTE=uglypug]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, martinez better fight rubio or ...

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]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. It also doesn't hurt that he's not very good.

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