Junior middleweight prospect/contender/whatever you want to call him Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has pulled out of his July 25 "Latin Fury" PPV fight with Jason LeHoullier after an injury suffered in training, according to Top Rank. The 23-year old Chavez (39-0-1, 29 KO) suffered a rib injury and is expected to fight again in September or October, probably against yet another easy mark. LeHoullier (21-1-1, 8 KO) lost his last fight to Harry Joe Yorgey in August 2008.
With the main event canceled, the show will still go on. The fight between Urbano Antillon (26-0, 19 KO) and Miguel Acosta (25-3-2, 19 KO) for the interim WBA lightweight title will serve as the new headlining fight. Also on the card, 108-pound titlist Giovanni Segura (20-1-1, 16 KO) will defend his belt against Sonny Boy Jaro (30-7-5, 19 KO).
- Friends and family of the late Arturo Gatti all seriously doubt that the fighter committed suicide as has been reported as a possibility in Brazil. "The only place Arturo would like to die is in the boxing ring," said Howard Grant.
- Everyone in and around boxing knows it, and Freddie Roach even says it: Amir Khan fighting Marcos Maidana would be a mistake. The Khan camp appears really hot on the idea of fighting Ricky Hatton should Hatton choose to return to the ring.
- Carl Froch believes the Super Six World Boxing Classic will make him Britain's biggest boxing star. Hey, if he wins it, it probably will.