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Fonfara stops Chavez Jr. after nine

Andrzej Fonfara stopped Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. after Chavez could not continue after round nine of a scheduled 12-round Light Heavyweight bout at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Fonfara dominated the action and dropped Chavez for the first time in his career from a perfect left hook in round nine. Chavez tried to fight back but he quit on ... Read More »

JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. vs. ANDRZEJ FONFARA AMIR IMAM vs. WALTER CASTILLO OFFICIAL WEIGHTS

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SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR.: 171 ½ Pounds ANDRZEJ FONFARA: 171 ½ Pounds AMIR IMAM: 140 Pounds WALTER CASTILLO: 138 Pounds SHOWTIME BOXING ON SHO EXTREME: OSCAR ESCANDON: 121 ¾ Pounds MOISES FLORES: 121 ¼ Pounds OMAR CHAVEZ: 159 Pounds RICHARD GUTIERREZ: 158 ½ Pounds (SHOWTIME EXTREME Swing Bout) FABIAN MAIDANA: 146 ¼ Pounds CORY VOM BAUR: 145 ... Read More »

JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. VS. ANDRZEJ FONFARA, AMIR IMAM VS. WALTER CASTILLO FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

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LOS ANGELES (April 16, 2015) – Popular Mexican superstar and former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and dangerous brawler Andrzej Fonfara participated in the final the final press conference Thursday at Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX, just two days before Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader. Chavez (48-1-1, 32 KOs) of Culiacan, Mexico, and Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs) of Chicago by ... Read More »

JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. LOOKS TO MAKE A RESOUNDING STATEMENT WHEN HE RETURNS TO THE RING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 18 AT THE STUBHUB CENTER LIVE ON SHOWTIME®

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VAN NUYS, Calif. (April 13, 2015) – Former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. held a media workout on Friday in front of a packed house at Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Van Nuys, Calif., as the Mexican superstar prepares to make his SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® debut on Saturday, April 18, at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., live on ... Read More »

JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR.-ANDRZEJ FONFARA MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT

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Kelly Swanson Thanks, everybody, for joining us today for this great call to officially announce a very exciting match up. And without further ado, to talk a little bit about that match up, I’m going to introduce Chris DeBlasio, Vice President of Sports Communications for SHOWTIME. Chris DeBlasio Thanks, Kelly. I’m going to keep this brief. I know we want ... Read More »

Junior to Senior: Only a grown-up Chavez can win this fight

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By Norm Frauenheim– Boxing was never meant to be the family business. Fathers fight so their sons don’t have to. That sounds like a sensible plan, or at least a good way to avoid scars, concussions and everything else that comes from a livelihood in the ring. But it’s never been one that could be applied to Julio Cesar Chavez ... Read More »

MEXICAN SUPERSTAR JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. RETURNS TO THE RING AGAINST EXCITING BRAWLER ANDRZEJ FONFARA AT STUBHUB CENTER IN CARSON, CALIF.

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CARSON, Calif. (March 9, 2015) – The return of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-1-1, 32 KOs) comes to StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., on Saturday April 18 as the Mexican superstar makes his SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® debut against exciting brawler Andrzej Fonfara (26-3, 15 KOs) in a 12-round light heavyweight bout, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT). ... Read More »

Chavez looking for Fonfara fight in April

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is looking to fight Andrzej Fonfara in April despite Top Rank claiming to have an exisiting contract. “We were offered the fight and we took the fight. Both sides agreed to fight, but I can’t tell you the place, I can’t tell you the weight, I can’t tell you the ... Read More »

Portrait of HBO’s most-viewed fight of 2014, part 2

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By Bart Barry- Editor’s note: For part 1, please click here. * The week that began in February, ended in March and became the pinnacle of HBO boxing’s viewership feats in 2014 did not fool any of its participants or witnesses and still hasn’t. The ratings phenom who is Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is not phenomenal at all when his ... Read More »

Chavez Jr. signs with Al Haymon

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Former Middlewheight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has signed with powerful adviser Al Haymon. Asked whether he would be willing to work with Haymon, who does not speak to the media, on the final fight of the contract, Chavez promoter Bob Arum said, “I’ll deal with anyone for one fight.” Read More »

Chavez – Froch in negotiations

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According to Dan RaFael of espn.com, IBF Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch may defend his title against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on January 24 in Las Vegas. “Talks have re-opened with Top Rank regarding a proposed Froch versus Chavez fight with a date of Jan. 24th penciled,” Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn, Froch’s promoter, told ESPN.com on Tuesday. “Obviously, we have ... Read More »

HBO SPORTS® TO REPLAY JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. VS. SERGIO MARTINEZ 2012 & MIGUEL COTTO VS. ANTONIO MARGARITO 2 2011 ON HBO2 AS A SPECIAL PREVIEW TO THE UPCOMING COTTO VS. MARTINEZ PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT

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May 23, 2014 – Leading up to the most anticipated fight of 2014 between Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez – set for Saturday, June 7 and presented live by HBO Pay-Per-View® – HBO Sports will present the exclusive replay of two riveting showdowns that highlight the remarkable skill and will of these competitors. On Friday, May 30 at 11:15 p.m. ... Read More »

Options? Chavez Jr. running on empty

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By Norm Frauenheim– There are losers aplenty in the wake of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Gennady Golovkin possibility headed to never-never land, right there alongside the Manny Paquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fantasy. There are the fans, of course. But there’s nothing new about that. Their hopes are always first to take a beating. They’ll be back. But you have to wonder ... Read More »

Mexican veterans, (former) Soviet newcomers, and autodidacts

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SAN ANTONIO – In this city’s Alamodome on Saturday, before Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. could whup Austin’s Bryan Vera and position himself for a match with undefeated Kazakhstani Gennady Golovkin, Mexican Orlando Salido took undefeated Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko to school and found him wanting, decisioning him by split scores of 113-115, 116-112, 115-113. Salido also forced upwards a number ... Read More »

Chavez decisions Vera in rematch

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. registered his 2nd victory over Bryan Vera in 7 months by scoring am entertaining 12 round unanimous decision in a Super Middleweight bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Chavez was much better then the lethargic version of himself in September as he started quickly being much more active. He was dominant with body punches ... Read More »

Weights from San Antonio

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Julio Cesar Chavez 167.5 – Bryan Vera 167.5 Orlando Salido 128.25 – Vasyl Lomachenko 125.5 Juan Diaz 134.5 – Gerardo Robles 134.5 Oscar Valdez 127.5 – Samuel Sanchez 127.75 Ivan Najera 136.5 – Angel Hernandez 133.25 Alex Saucedo 146.5 – Gilberto Venegas 1498.5 Read More »

Chavez makes weight; Salido looks hopeless

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SAN ANTONIO – What may well prove to be the most suspenseful moment of Saturday’s Chavez Jr.-Vera II card happened a day early when, framed by a clever prop, Mexico’s former middleweight titlist “Son of the Legend” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. made the super middleweight limit by a half pound. In so doing, Chavez demonstrated an often-absent professionalism, and returned ... Read More »

MEXICAN ICON JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR KICKS-OFF PACKED MARCH ON BOXNATION AS HE LOOKS FOR MEMORABLE WIN IN BRYAN VERA REMATCH LIVE THIS WEEKEND

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LONDON (Feb. 27) – Mexican star Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is hoping to give fights fans something to remember as he takes on Texan Bryan Vera in a bout he hopes will go down as ‘Fight of the Year’. The former WBC middleweight world champion faces Vera in a rematch at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas this weekend following ... Read More »

SALIDO and LOMACHENKO MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES

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SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 26, 2014) — Fight Week in San Antonio for the eagerly- anticipated boxing doubleheader featuring the historic challenge by two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist and 2013 Prospect of the Year, VASYL LOMACHENKO, in only his second professional fight, of World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion ORLANDO SALIDO continued its hot path in earnest today as both ... Read More »

The Legend’s Son returns to returning

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SAN ANTONIO – Mexican “Son of the Legend” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. returns to this city sometime in the next few days, returns to a local scale sometime Friday afternoon, and returns to an Alamodome ring Saturday night against Austin’s Bryan Vera. The middle spectacle, Friday’s, should prove the week’s most suspenseful, and if Chavez somehow misses weight also its ... Read More »

“I AM READY FOR BRYAN VERA!” Julio César Chávez, Jr.

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CULIACÁN, MÉXICO (February 19, 2014) – Former World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ JR is in his final days of training camp in México as he prepares for his 12-round super middleweight rematch against Top-Five contender and two-fisted Texan BRYAN VERA. Chávez Jr. – Vera II will take place next week – Saturday, March 1 – at ... Read More »