Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN.com on Monday night that the match pitting Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. against American Brian Vera has been postponed.
The 27-year-old Chavez (46-1-1-1, 32 KOs) was slated to battle Vera (23-6, 14 KOs) September 7 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Unfortunately, the Mexican suffered a “cut above the eye” while sparring on Sunday and has since been deemed unfit to meet the 31-year-old next month.
"He got cut above the eye, but I don't even know which eye, except that they told me it was serious enough where we are going to have to push back the fight a few weeks," Moretti said. "He can't have contact for three weeks. So we will confer with HBO and try to figure out a date when we can reschedule the fight."
Reportedly set to make the 168-pound limit with ease, Chavez would have battered the 2007 participant in "The Contender" reality series.
After manhandling Vera, as ordered by the WBC, Chavez was tentatively scheduled to again throw fists with veteran bruiser Marco Antonio Rubio for the interim middleweight title.
In their initial bout in February 2012, “The Legend Continues” universally outscored the 33-year-old Rubio (57-6-1, 49 KOs).
Chavez last exited the squared circle in September as a unanimous decision loser to The Ring and WBC Diamond middleweight king Sergio Martinez.
Despite possessing a diligence comparable to Jeffrey Lebowki’s, the former middleweight titlist will overwhelm Brian Vera whenever they “can reschedule the fight."
Subsequently, expect Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to trump Marco Antonio Rubio for a second time in the spring.
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