Everyone knew Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.(46-1-1 32KOs) would make a return, but many wondered who will be the one to face him for his return. Many thought that he might face Gennady Golovkin or Maybe even Andre Ward. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. had problems making weight so the light on Golovkin was dimming. Then you have Andre Ward who was looking for some what of reputable opponent and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fit the bill and the weight seemed perfect.
Well the weight is perfect, but the opponent for JCC Jr. will not be Andre Ward. JCC Jr. will fight at super middleweight and his opponent will be Brian Vera (23-6-0 14KOs). After coming off a loss to Sergio Martinez and taking a long layoff it didn’t seem like a good idea to throw JCC Jr. in the ring with the #2 P4P best in Andre Ward. Even though Brian Vera is a tough competitor this will be viewed by many as a tune up fight for JCC Jr.
The fight will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on September 7, 2013. Since the fight is promoted by Top Rank the fight will be televised on HBO. The undercard is still yet to be determined, but the co-feature will feature Luis Carlos Abregu(35-1-0 28 KOs) whom is on a 6 fight win streak with his lone loss coming from none other than Timothy Bradley.