Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. wins UD 12 convincingly – at least – but not at all impressive – over as always game Bryan Vera in Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas.
Chavez was able to fight his fight.
Chavez (48-1-1, 32 KO’s) fought effectively from the inside, throwing the heavier blows to the head and body of Vera. Although I’m convinced he won clearly, but he didn’t dominate Vera, neither had he impressed the fans. Chavez simply landed more plus the harder blows.
To Vera’s credit he absorbed everything Chavez landed. He came out well-prepared against a now more focus son of Mexico’s legendary Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.
In Round 8 referee Rico Ramos deducted a point from Vera (23-8, 14 KO’s) for pushing down Chaves head. The point deduction didn’t matter at all because of the large margin in the judges’ scorecards.
In Round 12, Chavez chose to play it safe and disengage Vera. He moved around toying Vera.
The official scores were 117-110, 117-110, and 114-113.
Chavez’s fading stars
Chavez was followed closely to those who still believed he can be an elite fighter. His growing numbers of critics, followed as well, not only by fight night, but also during the weigh in.
Chavez was horrible in the first fight weigh in. He struggled to make weight for the contracted 168 pounds fight and weighted in 186 pounds during fight night.
It is obvious that few fans didn’t bother to spend much of their hard earned bucks as the Alamodome was almost half empty with a reported 7000 plus gate attendance which is fairly low for a Chavez brand.
Do you think Chavez stock will raise again regardless whom he fights with regards to his performance tonight?