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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. escaped with a highly controversial decision victory over Bryan Vera on Saturday night. While he was the recipient of three favorable scorecards, including one that had him winning eight rounds of 10 in the fight, it seemed clear to most that Vera had done enough to earn the win.
Right here, we have a collection of Chavez Jr. vs. Vera fight night photos, post-fight videos with the fighters addressing the media during the press conferences, and more. Take a look.
Now, guess which of the above photos were shared by Top Rank, and which came from HBO? The Top Rank photos show only Chavez Jr. landing punches. Of course, Vera landed two times as many shots as Chavez did, and he has the battered face which shows the proof of that. According to Chavez, he also fractured a hand during the fight. Sounds like another excuse in a long line of them.
You gotta feel bad for Vera here, who put up with so much in order to keep this fight from being squashed due t...
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Last night at The Stub Hub Center was another controversial night for boxing as Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was given a very unpopular decision over Brian Vera in a fight he flatly lost. The judges scored the fight 96-94, 98-92, 97-93 in which two judges gave Jr. the majority of the rounds…even though Vera landed more punches overall in the fight.
Being there press side, it is important...
Sunday morning outrage as another questionable boxing decision comes down the pike. Suggestion of incompetence, at best, and mutterings of corruption/political favors run wild among boxing fans perplexed by last nights two lopsided scorecards for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. turned in by Gwen Adair and Marty Denkin. Someone should be held accountable, this is what’s ruining the sport...
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. won a unanimous decision over Bryan Vera on Saturday night in his return to the ring from a yearlong absence.
Chavez (47-1-1) overcame weight struggles and a lively challenge from the unsung Vera to get the decision on all three judges' scorecards, winning 96-94, 97-93 and 98-92.
"I definitely won seven or eight rounds of the fight," Chavez...
LOS ANGELES, CA - In a weigh-in more anticipated than the Biggest Loser finale, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. took the scales and met the weight requirement of 173 pounds for his match-up on Saturday against Brian Vera at the Stub Hub Arena in Carson. Appearing emaciated with a sunken in stomach, as he did against Sergio Martinez, Chavez could likely re-inflate to 180 pounds overnight....
This fight was interesting due to all the out of the ring drama that happens with the name Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Weight issues, marijuana, minor cuts, and a long layoff, how was Chavez Jr. going to perform. Well I’ll give my perspective of the fight as I was press row and photographing the event […]
(Chavez Jr., left, after weighing in for his fight against Brian Vera; photo credit: Chris Farina/Top Rank)
Sometimes the more compelling match ups in boxing are accompanied by back stories, grudge matches and pre-fight shenanigans. It seems to be better for the long term (and even short term) health of the sport when the antics are innocuous or light hearted.
In what was one of the most anticipated weigh-ins in a long time, Julio Cesar Chavez weighed in at 172.4 pounds while WBO #1 ranked Middleweight Bryan Vera checked in at 171.2 pounds for Saturday night’s ten round bout at the StunHub Center in Carson, California.
The Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs. Bryan Vera weigh-in was held this afternoon in advance of their middleweight fight on Saturday night, televised on HBO. Scratch that, super middleweight fight. Wait, no, light heavyweight contest.
If one fighter is essentially allowed to weigh whatever in the hell he pleases, what's the point of the weigh-in, or of weight classes? That's the...
The “Son of a Legend” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (47-1-1, 32 KO’s) of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico would this Saturday night at Carson, California’s Stubhub Center prevail over Texan Brian Vera (23-7, 14 KO’s) by scores of 98-92, 97-93, and 96-94 after ten rounds of boxing.
Add Super Middle-weight king Andre Ward to the list of people who felt Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. did not win his fight against Brian Vera on Saturday at The Stub Hub Center. Ward, who called the fight for HBO and was ringside saw a much more intimate portrait of what was going inside the square circle. Ward admits he did not score the fight, but from what he did see, he honestly felt...
Full weights from Los Angeles, CA
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (172.4) vs. Brian Vera (171.2)
Jose Ramirez 141.4 vs. Daniel Calzada 141
Matt Korobov 161.8 vs. Grady Brewer 160
Oscar Valdez 127.4 vs. Jose Morales 128
Diego Magdaleno 131.8 vs. Edgar Riovalle 132
Gabino Saenz 127.8 vs. Dominic Coca 128.6
Karim Mayfield 144 vs. Chris Fernandez 144.8
Daniel Sandoval 155 vs. Richard Gutierrez...
Full results from Los Angeles, CA
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. def. Brian Vera via UD (96-94,97-93,98-92)
Jose Ramirez def. Daniel Calzada via UD
Matt Korobov def. Grady Brewer via UD
Diego Magdaleno def. Edgar Riovalle via UD
Gabino Saenz def. Dominic Coca via TKO
Karim Mayfield def. Chris Fernandez via KO in R8
Daniel Sandoval def. Richard Gutierrez via UD (80-72,80-72,80-72)
After a week full of controversy surrounding his ever fluctuating weight, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. may not have put too many fans in the seats at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Saturday night during his bout with journeyman Brian Vera, but he did draw the largest boxing audience on a cable network this year according to Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports.
Iole said the Nielsen Rating...
On the same night that Adonis Stevenson showed the world he’s more than just a knockout artist, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. proved that his claim to the Chavez legend his father started is only name-deep and certainly doesn’t extend into the ring. HBO kicked off what will certainly be a boxing fall season for the […]The post Superman Stevenson Soars And Chavez Jr. Plummets appeared...
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