Chavez Jr. Injured. “Latin Fury 10” to Proceed! LA News Conf Canceled
LOS ANGELES (July 19, 2009) — Undefeated Top-Five super welterweight contender and The Son of The Legend, JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, Jr., has been forced off the card for the upcoming “Latin Fury 10” due to a training camp injury. “Latin Fury 10” will proceed as scheduled headlined by the two world championship fights featuring undefeated No. 1 super featherweight contender URBANO ANTILLON (26-0, 19 KOs), of Maywood, Calif. and Top-10 contender MIGUEL “Aguacerito” ACOSTA (25-9-2, 19 KOs), of Caracas, Venezuela battling for the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) interim lightweight title and WBA light flyweight champion GIOVANI SEGURA (20-1-1, 16 KOs), of Bell Gardens, Calif., defending his title against SONNY BOY JARO (30-7-5, 19 KOs), of Rizal, Philippines.
Chavez Jr. (39-0-1, 29 KOs), from Culiacan, Mexico, suffered a rib injury last Wednesday during training camp in Big Bear. He has not been able to throw any punches effectively because of the pain and today his doctor ordered a halt of all training until it completely heals. Chavez’s return to the ring is expected to be in September or October.
The Los Angeles news conference, scheduled for Tomorrow! Monday, July 20, has been canceled. The Final News conference, featuring the two world championship fight participants, will take place on This Wednesday! July 22 in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.
“Latin Fury 10,” will take place This Saturday! July 25. In addition to the two world championship rumbles, it will also feature World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino junior bantamweight champion Alberto Rosas, of Mexico, defending his title against Alejandro Martinez, of Costa Rica, in a 12-round title bout.
Produced and distributed by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, “Latin Fury 10” will be broadcast Live on Pay-Per-View, from Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, This Saturday! July 25, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. For fight week updates, log on to www.toprank.com.