Top Rank CEO Bob Arum announced Wednesday that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will scrap American Brian Vera on September 7 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
"It's a fan-friendly fight. We know how Chavez fights, and there is no quit in Vera," said Arum, admittedly a corruptible weasel.
"Vera is gonna bring the fight to Chavez. It will be a fight that the public will love to watch. Are these guys the greatest boxers in the history of the sport? No, but they're brawlers. They come to fight, and that's what people love to see."
Despite moving up in weight, the 27-year-old Chavez (46-1-1-1, 32 KOs) should have no problem handling the 31-year-old Vera (23-6, 14 KOs).
Subsequently, as ordered by the WBC, Chavez is tentatively slated 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" earned a unanimous decision triumph over 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.
Conversely, Rubio most recently outscored Marcus Upshaw in March.
Although the rugged Mexican hasn’t cemented a future bout, Rubio will fight at some point within the coming months.
Provided Chavez Jr. and Rubio defeat their respective opponents, the two prizefighters should clash in the early wintertime.
Born into wealth, Chavez was pinched juicing in November 2009, arrested driving shitfaced in January 2012, and suspended for a positive marijuana test following the Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KOs) tussle.
Despite possessing a diligence comparable to Jeffrey Lebowki’s, Chavez should again overcome Rubio when they meet.
After outmaneuvering Rubio, expect Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to get battered by the great Andre Ward next spring.