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Vera’s Promoter: Better to Have Chavez Rematch on HBO

by David P. Greisman

The rematch between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Brian Vera — a sequel to the controversies that came in before and after their September bout — has been pushed back from a potential December independent pay-per-view to a February date, likely on HBO.

That makes sense, of course, as there’s more money for the promoters and fighters in such a broadcast.

BoxingScene’s David P. Greisman spoke briefly with Vera’s promoter, Artie Pelullo of Banner Promotions, on Oct. 18 at the weigh-in for the bout between Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov.

BoxingScene.com: What are your thoughts on the delay of the rematch between Chavez and Vera?

Pelullo: “I believe the delay of the rematch was because Chavez couldn’t make weight before Christmas and New Year’s, and we’re looking to do it in February with Bob.”

BoxingScene.com: Do you think it’s a better business move, having the rematch on HBO instead of an independent pay-per-view? I know the plan had originally been to do an independent pay-per-view if HBO hadn’t picked the bout up for December.

Pelullo: “It’s better for both fighters that it’s on HBO.”

BoxingScene.com: And Brian and you are OK with waiting until February?

Pelullo: “Sure. Because Brian wants to have a nice Christmas, too. And Brian this time will hopefully get a clear-cut decision in Texas.”

BoxingScene.com: What weight is the rematch going to be at?

Pelullo: “We’re talking about 168, max.”

BoxingScene.com: And do you think that’s actually going to happen?

Pelullo: “Well, I think there’s going to be a lot of fines in the contract this time prior to signing.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .Mexico. on 10-19-2013

[QUOTE=tdub2222;13855047]he wants to have a nice xmas lol!!! and lmao at chavez not being able to make weight, we know u beat him vera you should move on unless its at 160[/QUOTE] move on to what? please tell us. Chavez…

Comment by LOWBLOW_CHAMP on 10-19-2013

he wants to have a nice xmas lol!!! and lmao at chavez not being able to make weight, we know u beat him vera you should move on unless its at 160

Comment by $BloodyNate$ on 10-19-2013

Might as well get paid if your going to get robbed. If Chavez is in shape could be a different fight but I think Vera will put him through hell again because he can keep the same workrate all night.…

Comment by .Mexico. on 10-19-2013

El Dinero De Vaca will Strike Again.

Comment by Johnny_Roa on 10-19-2013

he'll get robbed again sadly.. he should have asked for 160, but most likely he's fighting for the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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