Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Vera: I Don't Think Chavez Jr. Will Make 168-Pounds

By Ryan Burton

On March 1st the rematch between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera will take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Their first fight took place this past September in California. Chavez won a controversial unanimous decision that many observers felt should have been awarded to Vera.

The weight at which the fight was fought at was changed numerous times. At first it was going to be fought a few pounds over the middleweight limit but was then changed to the super middleweight limit of 168 pounds. When it was clear that Chavez wasn't going to be able to make weight, the limit was raised again, this time to 173 pounds.

The rematch is contracted for 168 pounds but Vera doesn't think Chavez will be able to get down to the contracted limit even with a $250,000 penalty in place. 

"I don't think he will make it. He looked pretty bad at 172 so I don't see him losing four more pounds but we will see," Vera stated.

As for the judging, Vera doesn't see what else he has to do to get a decision. He said that he is going to keep coming forward and try to back Chavez up.

"I am gonna make him move back and give him more looks. I will break him down," Vera told BoxingScene.com.

Send questions or comments to [email protected]. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 01-15-2014

Someone said what a waste of talent but doesn't it take talent in the first place to waste, lol!! He has attributes but talent is not his.

Comment by Don da da on 01-15-2014

I wonder if Senior is proud of his son?

Comment by nycsmooth on 01-15-2014

Vera, a small MW, really a JMW, can use the xtra 1/4 mil...good it's in TX so we don't c those 3 horrible CA judges that robbed him of the fight, Caiz, Adair and Denkin, good riddance 2 all 3…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 01-15-2014

Shame how they robbed Vera last time. In TX, we will see a repeat, which is why boxing isn't doing the biz it should. If crapola like what happened last fight... DIDN'T happen AT ALL... boxing would be bringing in…

Comment by Tay Roc on 01-15-2014

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.: future heavyweight champion of the world.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (41)
Top Headlines Broner To Tim Bradley: Bald Head Uncle Tom, Stop Talking Crazy Mike Alvarado, Saucedo Added To Michael Conlan Chicago Card Horn's Coach Warns Pacquiao: Jeff Can Hit as Hard as Marquez! Joshua vs. Klitschko: Joe Cordina To Open Up The Show Bellew: Tyson Fury Keeps Calling Me Out, We Might Have To Dance! Showtime's Espinoza: There's One Network Committed to Boxing Vitali Klitschko Admits Wladimir's Career on The Ropes in Defeat Zambrano vs. Marrero Undercard - PBC Special Telivised Prelims Heiland Ready For Jermall Charlo Eliminator, Then Golovkin Shot Klitschko Not Ruling Out Joshua Mentally 'Crumbling Like a Cookie' Porter Questions Thurman's Commitment to Fighting Him Next Broner: Me and Terence Crawford Will Be a Future PPV Fight Anthony Joshua Vows To Stay Calm, Not Go Into Mike Tyson Mode Hearn: Quigg vs. Simion Winner Could Face Lee Selby Next David Benavidez Talks Golovkin Sparring, Medina, Yildirim, More Kevin Lerena To Face Maxim Maslov For IBO Title on August 12 Wladimir Klitschko: Hopefully I Have a Couple of Years Left in Me Bellew: Being Heavyweight Champion is a Realistic Possibility Now! Saunders on Khurtsidze: Puffed Up Danny DeVito Never Beats Me! Joshua vs. Klitschko: Who's Winning the Battle of the Preparation? Nacho Wants Chavez To Use Lara, Mayweather Tactics on Canelo Shakur Stevenson and The Making of The Next Black Superstar Vitali Klitschko Confident Wladimir Will Topple Joshua at Wembley Porter's Coach: 1000% We Can Beat Keith Thurman in Rematch! Martin Murray vs. Gabe Rosado - CompuBox Punch Stats Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto - CompuBox Punch Stats Imre Szello Stops Toth To Retain WBO Regional Belt in Hungary Pacquiao Aims To Make Statement, Prove He's Still in Top Form Breazeale Ready To Replace Fury - Fight Parker on Late Notice Broner: Somebody Tried to Kill Me, But It's OK; I’m Still Here Pacquiao: I Don't Know Much About Horn, Haven't Seen His Fights Murray on Gabe Rosado's Complaints: I Won The Fight, F*** Him! Team Parker: Hughie Fury Never Wanted To Come To New Zealand Klitschko: Joshua Wants To Be a Billionaire, Must KO Me as Promised Team Fury: Hughie Suffered Lower Back Injury, Not Medically Fit Amir Khan To Keith Thurman: Forget Porter, Fight Me! Kazuto Ioka Shines To Retain WBA Belt, Tapales Wins By TKO Billy Joe Saunders Not Impressed, Vows To Expose Khurtsidze Photos: Oscar Valdez Beats Miguel Marriaga in a Grueling War Photos: Jermell Charlo With BRUTAL Knockout of Charles Hatley
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement