Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. def. Bryan Vera by unanimous decision (96-94, 97-93, 98-92)
Last night's HBO World Championship Boxing main event of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera was steeped in controversy before the bell rang, and it's steeped in controversy after 10 rounds. In a result that is being widely criticized, Chavez took home a highly contentious unanimous decision win.
Check out Chavez vs. Vera fight video highlights right here, courtesy of ESPN.
This fight came down to Vera's speed and volume vs. Chavez's power. The smaller, faster Vera consistently outworked Chavez throughout the 10 round affair, though very rarely landed a truly significant blow. Chavez threw far less, but with his size advantage, he was able to hit the more visually impressive blows. Judging came down to how you scored aggression vs. power. The vast majority of analysts and ringside observers had the fight for Vera. Unfortunately, the views of the judges, the only three people whose views ultimately matter, differed from most. They awarded Chavez the decision, in two cases by a surprisingly wide margin.
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