Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. makes adjusted weight for Saturday’s fight
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. weighed in at 172.4 pounds on Friday, just under the adjusted 173-pound weight limit he and opponent Bryan Vera agreed to earlier this week.
Saturday night’s fight was scheduled to be fought at the 168 pound super middleweight class, but Chavez’s camp asked for the fight to be moved to a 173 pound catch-weight when they realized their fighter would not be able to get down to the agreed upon size. ESPN’s Dan Rafael reports Vera received a six-figure bonus for agreeing to the new weight in addition to having the match brought down from 12 to 10 rounds.
This is Chavez’s first fight since being suspended last year after testing positive for marijuana, his second failed drug test in three years.