On September 29, 2013 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. returned to the ring for the first time after the only loss of his career which took place one year prior in a unanimous decision loss to Sergio Gabriel Martinez with plenty of legal problems that followed. Chavez Jr. was triumphant in his return however as he scored a 10 round unanimous decision win over Brian Vera that took place at the Stub Hub Center in Carson City, CA. The fight was so good that everyone decided that a rematch was in order and with that Julio Cesar Jr. will face Brian Vera on Saturday, March 1 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX in a super middleweight matchup scheduled for 12 rounds. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. opened as a -500 favorite in this bout with the Boxing odds as Brian Vera was a +400 underdog.
Julio Cesar Chavez
The 28 year old Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has a career record of 47 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw with 32 out of his 47 career wins coming by knockout. Chavez Jr. stands at 6 feet 1 inches tall with a reach of 73 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. He was born in Culiacan Sinaloa, Mexico where he still resides. Prior to his win over Brian Vera, Chavez Jr. lost to Sergio Gabriel Martinez in a unanimous decision as he knocked down Martinez in the 12th round but it was proven to be not enough. Martinez went down another time in the 12th round but it was ruled a slip instead of a knockdown.
The 32 year old Brian Vera will enter this bout with a record of 23 wins, 7 losses, and 0 draws. Vera has posted 14 knockouts out of his 23 overall wins and has been knocked out in 2 out of his 7 career losses. He stands at 5 feet 11 inches tall with a reach of 73 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Vera was born in Fort Worth, TX and resides in Austin, TX. Prior to his loss to Chavez Jr. he had won 4 consecutive bouts.