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Photo: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Gets His Cut Stitched Up

As BoxingScene.com reportes earlier, former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. suffered a small cut on his eyelid, likely from a sparring session, and needs at least three weeks to properly heal. As a result, Chavez withdrew from a planned fight with Brian Vera on September 7th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Chavez has been training in his hometown of Culiacan under the supervision of Vladimir Baldenebro, Alex Ariza and his father, the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez.

On Monday night Chavez posted a photo which showed the cut getting stitched up. He said "the doctor said I would be able to go back to sparring in a couple of weeks"

Chavez's HBO televised return has been pushed back several times. The young Mexican (46-1-1, 32KOs) has been inactive since last September when he suffered his first career defeat to Sergio Martinez. There has been rumors that Chavez was having issues with weight in his training camp. The bout was initially going to take place at 160, then pushed to 165 and then bumped up to the super middleweight limit of 168.

The HBO televised co-feature was going to be a clash for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title between Vanes Martirosyan and Demetrius Andrade. That fight will get pushed back as well, but no word on where it is going to land.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KickAzz on 08-13-2013

Chavez Jr is already washed up... [COLOR="White"]JK[/COLOR]

Comment by budfr on 08-13-2013

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;13644021]All Mexican fighters like to get hit -- except for Canelo, who's Irish.[/QUOTE] And your mom is Mexican.

Comment by ddangerous on 08-13-2013

Smallish cut. Doubt the fight with Vera gets pushed back.

Comment by INGLEWOOD on 08-13-2013

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;13644021]All Mexican fighters like to get hit -- except for Canelo, who's Irish.[/QUOTE] You called Canelo Irish? Lmfao....what a lame. Mexican fighters are BOXING!

Comment by Weebler I on 08-13-2013

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;13644196][B]cut seems more to the end of the brow than the lid, easier 2 heal..[/B].as the other guy noted, well, he sure dropped a lotta wt in a month...must be new diueretics...still he's ok, a good opponent 2 b back…

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