Photos: Chavez Jr. Training Very Hard For Rubio Title Clash

The undefeated World Middleweight Champion and the Son of the Legend, JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, JR., and Top-Five pound-for pound fighter and three-division world champion NONITO “The Filipino Flash” DONAIRE will headline a world title doubleheader, Saturday, February 4, at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Photos by German Villasenor/Top Rank

Chávez Jr. will be taking on No. 1 contender MARCO ANTONIO RUBIO.  Donaire will rumble with former junior featherweight champion WILFREDO VAZQUEZ JR. for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight title.  The fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, All Star Boxing and Tecate, remaining tickets to the Chávez Jr. / Donaire world championship doubleheader, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, can be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000.

Chavez Jr is putting the final touches in his preparations at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.

"Being a world champion is a big responsibility and that why I have work so hard during this camp. This fight is very important to me and I need to be at my best"

On Rubio -
"His a very experienced fighter and very strong, but not the overall boxer that Sebastian Zbik is. I Know that is a very tough fight and a great challenge for me, but I feel that I am not only ready for this type of fights, but to also win them"

On San Antonio -
"I won the biggest fight of my career in San Antonio when I beat John Duddy and the fans have always been good to me in Texas. I want to give them a great fight and on that they will enjoy. The fans are expecting a lot of me and I will not disappoint them"

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by budfr on 01-22-2012

[quote=king ju-ju;11692642]jr is 6 feet tall right??? Is it just me or does he have the arms of a guy that's like 5'8???[/quote] he has normal hands, he is white. Africans have long arms.

Comment by budfr on 01-22-2012

[quote=overcomer0620;11692638]i hope you get knockout by rubio...heheheheh[/quote] jealous cause julio looks like a movie star??? I bet you also hate canelo cause he looka better than you.

Comment by sinaloakidd on 01-21-2012

I hope both Jr. and Rubio get the same size gloves, not like in the Manfredo fight where Jr. got to wear smaller gloves.

Comment by Phantomas on 01-21-2012

A vastly improved Jr. better shows that night or else he is gonna get the same treatment Lemieux got.

Comment by Ringlife on 01-21-2012

He is getting better the more he fights he's working on boxing more and the knockouts are coming more easy for him instead of him forcing it all the time and getting hit in the process.

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