Bryan Vera's trainer thinks his fighter could be the one to knock off Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is set to return this fall, either in September or November, and Bryan Vera's trainer Mike Delware is trying to throw their hat into the ring. Currently, it appears as though Peter Manfredo Jr is the leading candidate to fight Chavez, but that's not set.
"We would love to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr," the trainer said in a statement to Bad Left Hook. "That would be an entertaining fight for the crowd and a fight Chavez would lose.
"We have utmost respect for Julio, Freddie and team Chavez, but Bryan is too strong, has a great chin, has fought a better caliber of opponent, and last beat [Sergio] Mora who is a much slicker boxer than Chavez. These are two guys that don't like to take a step backwards and have a lot of pride. It would be a war for as long as it lasts."
Delware feels the fight is a no-brainer as an attraction for Chavez.
"This is a fight that would sell itself and in the end we would be bringing the title back to Texas. We have sparred with Chavez and were treated great, but there's no way he can beat Bryan. Bryan was offered a fight with him a while back and turned it down, because it was in Chavez's hometown and Bryan's been down that road to many times. We would be more then happy to fight him anywhere in the States. Just name the place and time. And oh yeah -- don't forget to bring our belts."
There has been talk that Chavez's next bout could be in San Antonio at the Alamodome. With Vera being a native Texan, that could make just as much sense as bringing in Peter Manfredo Jr from Rhode Island. Vera is set to fight again on June 24 in a tune-up against Eloy Suarez on Solo Boxeo Tecate.