Poor Vera, whats up with his eyes? Looks like he’s had his egg scrambledPosted January 17, 2014 9:30 pm
JOSEPH: Thanks for your clarification. Hopefully Vera will not be cheated out of a victory if the scores are close since he doesn’t have the name like Jr. does.Posted January 17, 2014 12:19 pm
MMendoza: “Vera and Chavez Jr. are wearing the same polo shirts from last fight. How quaint!! ESB likes to use the same pictures over and over again — they get fixated that way.”
Mendoza, this was a press release announcing the press conference and published before the event took place…of course it’s going to be an older picture from their meeting in 2013.
Yesterday’s presser is in the article posted later in the day.Posted January 17, 2014 3:39 am
I saw Lennox Lewis sending his regards to Sulaiman at Twitter. I don’t wish ill health on anyone but the WBC did more damage to the sport we love than any other group under his “leadership.” Sorry not gonna mourn this one.Posted January 17, 2014 3:22 am
Vera and Chavez Jr. are wearing the same polo shirts from last fight. How quaint!! ESB likes to use the same pictures over and over again — they get fixated that way.Posted January 17, 2014 2:05 am
Hidalgo: “My brother lives in SA, Joseph. Too bad I don’t have a visit planned.”
When you do, let me know…I’ll take you to some of the gyms here in SA.Posted January 17, 2014 1:01 am
Hidalgo: “But a journalist doesn’t sell tickets.”
But he’s only kidding, Joe. For the third time. LMAO!
LOL…don’t kill the messenger, man!! I’m just letting people know that tickets go on sale tomorrow and start at 25 bucks!! I’m not a pusher…just an informer. lolPosted January 17, 2014 1:00 am
“But a journalist doesn’t sell tickets.”
But he’s only kidding, Joe.
For the third time.
LMAO!Posted January 16, 2014 10:32 pm
“If you guys are in the SA area, come out and say “Hello”!! ”
My brother lives in SA, Joseph. Too bad I don’t have a visit planned.Posted January 16, 2014 10:29 pm
Sulaiman passed away? I didn’t even know he was in bad health.
So long, Jose. Vaya con dios.Posted January 16, 2014 10:28 pm
LIKE IT IS
What? I should be glad he’s gone from the sport but not glad he’s dead. Too early to tell but his son might be a shadier and have the fans wishing that Don Jose was back. Telling it LIKE IT IS.Posted January 16, 2014 10:05 pm
RIP JosePosted January 16, 2014 9:45 pm
Yup…Jose just past away this afternoon at the age of 82.
God rest his soul!!Posted January 16, 2014 9:40 pm
Kind’a off the subject but just found out that WBC Prez Jose Suliaman passed away!Posted January 16, 2014 9:38 pm
“No Comment” ;-)Posted January 16, 2014 9:31 pm
HHHLondon: “I get your heart and the love of the game and I respect you debate your written opinions which are catching and real.
But a journalist doesn’t sell tickets.”
Luckily we don’t have to buy them either! LOLPosted January 16, 2014 9:25 pm
MESSYHOE What drug test? Julito’s? In Texas? NEVER!Posted January 16, 2014 8:43 pm
Dan Rapael is selling them tickets for $20?Posted January 16, 2014 8:32 pm
LONDON Hey dufuss, can’t take a hint? He’s telling you in a polite way to MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.Posted January 16, 2014 8:03 pm
I get your heart and the love of the game and I respect you debate your written opinions which are catching and real.
But a journalist doesn’t sell tickets.Posted January 16, 2014 7:38 pm
I’m still a fan of the sport at heart!! Thanks for the endorsement, my friend!!Posted January 16, 2014 7:21 pm
HHLondon, I would agree if it was published in an article. But these are my personal comments, brother.Posted January 16, 2014 7:20 pm
A journo won’t be taken seriously when he starts pluggin tickets.
Glad to see Jnr hasn’t given Froch and Matchroom an out for the Groves rematch!
Only kiddin Joe, but stick to writing good articles and leave the PR to the crooks ;-)Posted January 16, 2014 7:18 pm
It was great to see everyone at the press conference today in SA!! Tickets start at $25 and go on sale tomorrow!!
Video interviews will be posted shortly!!Posted January 16, 2014 6:25 pm
I expect trainer Ronnie Shields to insist that this fight be set for no more than 168Lbs. The Chavez camp blamed the sudden weight drop and lack of prime conditioning for his poor performance. What “sudden” weight drop. He was advised 3 months ahead of time to be at 160Lbs, then 162 Lbs, and then 165Lbs, then once more at 168Lbs, then they wanted to negotiate for 170Lbs, which Team Chavez reneged on as well. Eventually the Vera Team accepted the 173Lbs limit and received a chunk of Jr’s purse but it was Junior that received a rather dubious decision. This one should be interesting. With all the weight controversy I openly picked Vera to upset Chavez Jr the first time with the possibility of a bogus decision, which seemed the case. I’d like to see Vera take this one but.. I don’t believe he will, not this time. Peace!Posted January 16, 2014 6:21 pm
Vera comes from a tuff boxing family…it’s always a special pleasure to see the underdog, who has been entertaining the fans for decades, get their chance.Posted January 16, 2014 5:45 pm
How much does Chavez Jr weigh? Make him get on the scale at the press conference.Posted January 16, 2014 4:52 pm
If you guys are in the SA area, come out and say “Hello”!! Local favorite Bam Bam Najera will also be in attendance passing out T-shirts!!
Come out and support Big Time boxing in San Antonio!!Posted January 16, 2014 3:04 pm
Vera a “TOP FIVE” contender?? He is?? At which weight division?? 168?? I don’t think so. 160?? No way!! Ya gotta like a game & tough guy like Vera but.. They’re trying way to hard to hype this fight up. They actually don’t have to, due to all the controversy in their previous fight the fans will tune, no doubt, peace!Posted January 16, 2014 1:59 pm
Khan’s Cuz Achmed
This is going to be a great fight.Posted January 16, 2014 1:33 pm
Good rematch, lets see these guys again. Jr. better show up this time.Posted January 16, 2014 1:17 pm