15.08.05 - By Jim Amato: Craig Weber, the Pride of Perrysville, Ohio has been slated for the fight of his life. If all goes well Weber will the great former champion Julio Cesar Chavez. The bout has been penciled in for September 17th in Phoenix, Arizona as part of the Chavez Farewell Tour..
This sends me the message that Chavez is very confident of victory. Big mistake ? I think so. Craig's only loss was to the rugged Rogelio Castaneda. Weber went on the score a major upset win over former title challenger Angel Manfredy. He then drew with Castaneda in a return match. In his last fight Craig stopped former world title challenger Frankie Randall. Ironicaly it was Randall who defeated a youthful Chavez' and halted his impressive win streak back in the 1990 .
Weber is a tough, tough kid. This will be no walk in the park for
Chavez. I really like Craig's chances in this one.