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

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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.

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