LOS ANGELES (September 25, 2013) -- Hall of Fame promoter and Jenny Craig acolyte Bob Arum concluded his remarks at today's final Julio César Chávez Jr. - Bryan Vera press conference at the Millennium Biltmore hotel with the proclamation, "Wait for the Weight!"
What would a Chávez Jr. fight week be without a concern about his official weight? It took up the majority of the questions during Tuesday's media conference call that he and Arum hosted.
The contract weight for Saturday's super middleweight rumble is a maximum of 168 pounds for the two fighters.
"Julio must be a Union man because he seems to be working for scale for this event," said Arum with tongue firmly planted in cheek.
A member of Team Vera suggested that Tecate Light sponsor the official weigh-in and that Chávez change his middle name from César to Cerveza.
Friday's official weigh-in will be streamed live from the Gold Room at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel (506 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 90071-2607), beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT via www.toprank.tv.
Chávez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KOs), of Culiacán, México, making his 2013 debut in his first fight in the Los Angeles area in over two years, and Vera (23-6, 14 KOs), of Austin, TX, riding a 16-month, four-bout winning streak, will go mano a mano This Saturday! Saturday, September 28, under the stars, at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Chávez vs. Vera will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Banner Promotions and Tecate, remaining tickets to Chávez vs. Vera, priced at $200, $100, $50 and $20 (plus applicable taxes and fees), can be purchased online at http://www.axs.com, by telephone at (888) 929-7849 or at the StubHub Center box office, Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Suites are available by calling (877) 604-8777. For information on group discounts, please call (877) 234-8425.