Fight Week in San Antonio for the eagerly- anticipated boxing doubleheader featuring the rematch between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera began in earnest today as both participated in their media workouts.
Right here, you can find a collection of photos and quotes from each man’s training session. Take a look. In front of a packed Zarzamora Street Boxing Gym, both fighters trained for over three hours as they fine-tuned for their upcoming encore battle.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Quotes
“Vera has not seen the best Julio. I had my best training camp since I fought Andy Lee.
“I am ready to fight. Having my little daughter Julia with me gives me extra motivation.
“Vera earned his second opportunity because of the way he fought in our first fight. Vera is a true warrior.
“I have had much success in Texas, especially in San Antonio and am looking for giving the fans something they can remember – hopefully the Fight of the Year.”
Bryan Vera Quotes
“I did all of my training times two. This has been the longest camp of my career.
“I sparred against heavyweights to get ready for Chávez Jr. I am going to beat him for the second time. Everyone knows I won the first fight.
“This is a serious fight with only one ending …I will get my hand raised.”
The doubleheader will also feature the historic challenge by Vasyl Lomachenko in only his second professional fight, of Orlando Salido. Both fights will take place This Saturday! March 1, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX and will be televised live on HBO.
The non-televised undercard will feature former champion Juan Diaz of Houston, looking to extend his three-fight winning streak as he attempts to return to the top of the lightweight division after a three-year hiatus from boxing.