Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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.”

Pick up a copy of David’s new book, “Fighting Words: The Heart and Heartbreak of Boxing,” at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsamazon. Send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

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 $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (6)
Top Headlines Hanzel Martinez Vows To Stop Ruiz Inside The Distance Johnny Nelson: Parker is at The Same Level as Anthony Joshua Golovkin's Coach: Jacobs Beat Cancer, He's Not Scared of GGG Eddie Hearn: Joshua-Klitschko Not Done, Negotiations Ongoing UK News: Skeete vs. Singleton, Liam Williams, Osman, More Cotto Could Be in Line For WBO Shot - When Canelo Goes To 160 Cleverly: Braehmer Fight Has Been Five Years in The Making Wladimir Klitschko vs. Anthony Joshua? Yes, Please. Photo: Canelo Alvarez, With Splint, is Back To Putting in Work Victor Ortiz Arrested For Driving Under The Influence Joseph Parker Avoids Social Media as Fight Rumors Swirl Walters Warns Lomachenko: Remember Donaire? I Want a KO! Milan Melindo vs. Fahlan Sakkreerin, IBF Interim on November 26 Mayweather: If McGregor Stole My Blueprint, It's a Good Thing! Lomachenko vs. Walters Made Official For November 26, HBO Ganigan Lopez Injured: Pedro Guevara Will Now Face Tomogdan Robert Helenius To Return on December Date in Helsinki Randy Petalcorin Domintes Donnie Mabao Over Ten Rounds Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz For Vacant WBO Title? Tyson Fury Will NOT Return in 2016, Says Peter Fury Sosa-Smith Winner is Contractually Bound To Face Fortuna Next Photos: Braehmer, Cleverly - Face To Face at Final Presser David Price Wants Parker or Top Name on Nov. 26, Not Allen Kell Brook Has Surgery - Wants Canelo, Cotto, Khan in 2017 Dennis Ceylan in Toughest Camp Ever For Ryan Walsh Clash Michael Conlan, Donnelly Named in Olympic Betting Judgement Diego Magdaleno vs. Art Hovhannisyan Set For October 7 Parker's Trainer: Dimitrenko is Bigger Challenge Than Haumono Tommy Langford-Sam Sheedy For Vacant British Belt, Oct. 22 Lou DiBella, Gary Shaw Fire Back at Jose Pedraza's Manager Duva: 'Modest Aspirations' For Kovalev-Ward PPV Performance Mayweather Sr: If Pacquiao Lost To Floyd Again, He'd Claim Injury Roach Will Have Pacquiao, Zou Shiming Spar as Bouts Near Parker's Title Prospects Increase as WBO Pressures Tyson Fury David Price vs. David Allen Clash in Play For October 15 Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Go Face To Face Miguel Cotto Return Targeted For February at Barclays Center Jose Ramirez: Pacquiao is Very Strong, Very Fast in Sparring Cecilia Braekhus Achieves Dream of Headlining on Home Soil Arum Rips: Golden Boy's Flat Fee Offer To Golovkin is Bullsh*t!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement