Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s next fight is set, and it’s the same as his last fight. Chavez Jr. will once again be taking on Bryan Vera, the man who most fans believe beat him last time, only to be screwed on the scorecards. The Chavez Jr. vs. Vera rematch has been set for Saturday, March 1 on HBO, and yes, it will be taking place in Texas — at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Chávez (47-1-1, 32 KOs), of Culiacán, México, making his 2014 debut in his first fight in San Antonio in over two years, and Vera (23-7, 14 KOs), of Austin, TX, will go mano a mano again in a super middleweight bout that both combatants vow will settle the score from their controversial September 28, 2013 fistic debate which was won by Chávez Jr.
Chávez Jr. vs. Vera II will be televised live from the Alamodome, Saturday, March 1 on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will open with two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist and 2013 Prospect of the Year, Vasyl Lomachenko (1-0, 1 KO), in only his second professional bout, challenging World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion Orlando Salido (40-12-2, 28 KOs), of México. Diaz (38-4, 19 KOs) will continue his comeback bid in the featured bout on the non-televised undercard.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Banner Promotions, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, tickets to Chávez vs. Vera II go on sale This Friday! January 17, at Noon CT. Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25 (plus applicable taxes and fees), can be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000.
Stay tuned for more updates, including the photos and quotes from the opening press conference for the Chavez Jr. vs. Vera rematch.