Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera held a press conference this afternoon to promote their fight which is now a month away, slated for September 28 in Carson, California, and to be televised on HBO. The Chavez Jr vs. Vera fight was originally scheduled for three weeks earlier, but was postponed due to a cut Jr. suffered in training camp.
Right here, you’ll find the official photos from the press conference, and a video clip from the presser as well, including the stare down between the two fighters.
Former WBC Middleweight champion and son of the legend Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and No. 1 contender Bryan Vera press conference in Los Angeles to announce their upcoming exciting battle which will take place, Saturday, September 28, under the stars, at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
“Vera is the real deal, a warrior,” said Chávez.
“Years ago I sparred a few rounds against Vera when I was in Dallas during the Pacquiao vs. Margarito event. Vera was pretty intense and I knew he could fight. We were in a ring set up inside of the Gaylord Hotel. So this fight on September 28 will challenging for me.
I am just so happy getting back into the ring after such a long layoff. I think about the Sergio Martinez fight every day. A little of me died inside when I lost that fight. Could I have done better? Of course I should have but it did not happen.
Now we have Vera who is aggressive and punches hard. I wanted to come back against a great fighter and Vera is all of that. I plan to win this fight and then we will discuss my plans for 2014.”
“We could have stayed around and fought WBO champion Peter Quillin but we know what is at stake with all of this,” said Vera.
“I feel like I been in camp for three fights. I expect to be victorious in a great fight on September 28th.”
Vera is a super confident fighter, and he has scored some major upsets to land himself this kind of major fight opportunity. For Chavez, it’s his first fight in a year, his first fight back from his first career loss and a length suspension, and his first fight in a new weight class. Certainly it still looks like he has some shaping up to do over the next month, but we’ll see how he looks in the ring.
Enjoy the photos and video from the Chavez-Vera press conference and keep back with us here at ProBoxing-Fans.com for more pre-fight coverage on this bout over the next few weeks.