Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. To Face Brian Vera After Year Away From Boxing

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  1. Sportsguy

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    After a year away from boxing following the loss of his middleweight world title and a subsequent suspension and controversial fine for a positive drug test, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will return to the ring.

    Chavez, moving up in weight, will face battle-tested Brian Vera in a scheduled 12-round super middleweight bout Sept. 7 (HBO) at Staples Center in Los Angeles, promoter Top Rank announced Wednesday.

    "It's a fan-friendly fight. We know how Chavez fights, and there is no quit in Vera," Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told ESPN.com. "Vera is gonna bring the fight to Chavez. It will be a fight that the public will love to watch. Are these guys the greatest boxers in the history of the sport? No, but they're brawlers. They come to fight, and that's what people love to see."

    Staples Center is the same venue in which Chavez won his 160-pound world title by majority decision against Sebastian Zbik in June 2011. Chavez made three successful defenses before being outclassed in a lopsided unanimous decision loss to lineal champion Sergio Martinez last September in Las Vegas, although Chavez scored a hard knockdown in the final round and nearly knocked out Martinez in what would have been an improbable comeback.

    Source: ESPN
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