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Virgil Hunter saw suspicious activity during Chavez-Vera

By Chris Robinson

It was hard not to feel bad for Brian Vera on Saturday night.

Facing off with a much bigger Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on HBO’s airwaves inside of the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., Vera fought as spirited of a battle as can be expected over the course of ten hard-fought rounds.

When the fight had finished, scorecards reading 98-92, 97-93, and 96-94 all favored Chavez, who improved his record to 47-1-1 with 32 knockouts while Vera fell to 23-7 with 14 knockouts.

For many of the 5,206 partisans in attendance, however, Vera did more than enough to warrant the victory due to his sheer activity and ability to outland Chavez in several crucial moments of the fight.

Sharing his thoughts on Vera’s performance, trainer Virgil Hunter seemed at a loss.

“It’s sad, man; really sad,” Hunter revealed. “I thought Vera won the fight convincingly. What can you say?

“He outhustled him, he outworked him,” Hunter added. “Junior threw one punch at a time. I gave Junior the last round. That was his biggest round. It’s sad. I really feel sorry for Brian Vera and everybody. Look, you work hard, make all these sacrifices, take all this punishment in camp. It’s unfortunate. So when you hear these people saying ‘Boxing is this’ and ‘Boxing is that’, they’re right.”

As he continued to vent his frustrations, Hunter revealed that he saw some occurrences during the fight that made him sick to his stomach.

“You know, I saw some things going on around the ring that I don’t even want to discuss, that made me want to puke,” said Hunter. “I saw some people standing over the judges. It was unbelievable to me. I don’t even want to discuss it.”

Hunter refused to delve into the subject, and instead showed sympathy to Vera.

“Look, I’m not even going to get into that, because I’m in the sport. Like I said, my heart goes out to Brian Vera,” Hunter concluded.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GuruVoodoo on 10-02-2013

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;13797948]You're funny... Many fights were and are fixed -- you need some experienced eyes to identify them... But the hilarious problem with this one was that Jr. wasn't even capable to play his part in it...[/QUOTE] Fights probably were and…

Comment by Alpha & Omega on 10-01-2013

Bob Arum is a disgusting schiester pig who should be banned from the sport. He is such a piece of ****. He is why Cotto/Floyd never happened until Cotto left TR. He is why Pac/Floyd still has never happened and…

Comment by paulf on 10-01-2013

Dude, this is Bob Arum we're talking about here. Bob. Arum. Of course something shady is going on.

Comment by Rapid Counter on 10-01-2013

Was it "the man in the hat"?

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 10-01-2013

Some other thoughts about this fight and others involving Jr..... If you go back and watch alot of Sr's fights, you'll see he was a dirty fighter in most of them. You'll see he laced, headbutted, threw low blows, you…

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