The undefeated World Middleweight Champion and the Son of the Legend, JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, JR., and Top-Five pound-for pound fighter and three-division world champion NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE will headline a world title doubleheader, Saturday, February 4, at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Photos by German Villasenor/Top Rank
Chávez Jr. will be taking on No. 1 contender MARCO ANTONIO RUBIO. Donaire will rumble with former junior featherweight champion WILFREDO VAZQUEZ JR. for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight title. The fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, All Star Boxing and Tecate, remaining tickets to the Chávez Jr. / Donaire world championship doubleheader, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, can be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000.
Chavez Jr is putting the final touches in his preparations at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.
"Being a world champion is a big responsibility and that why I have work so hard during this camp. This fight is very important to me and I need to be at my best"
On Rubio -
"His a very experienced fighter and very strong, but not the overall boxer that Sebastian Zbik is. I Know that is a very tough fight and a great challenge for me, but I feel that I am not only ready for this type of fights, but to also win them"
On San Antonio -
"I won the biggest fight of my career in San Antonio when I beat John Duddy and the fans have always been good to me in Texas. I want to give them a great fight and on that they will enjoy. The fans are expecting a lot of me and I will not disappoint them"