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Chavez, Barrera Presser

Photos: Rafael Soto, Top Rank/Zanfer

Undefeated and number one world ranked Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and the three-time world champion, Marco Antonio Barrera were in San Antonio today to promote their upcoming fights on the big “Latin Fury 15” boxing card that Top Rank will be telecast on pay-per-view from the Alamodome on Saturday, June 26. Chavez Jr (40-0-1, 30 KOs) of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico will take on John Duddy (29-1, 18 KOs) of Ireland in the main event of the card that is being promoted by Top Rank, Promociones Zanfer and Tecate beer.

“I am very happy to be coming back to San Antonio for this, the most important fight of my career. My father had one of his biggest fights here and this city is very special to our family. I hope the fans come out and support us on June 26,” Chavez Jr. said.

In the co-feature bout of the night, Marco Antonio Barrera (68-7, 43 KOs) of Mexico City will take on a Adilson de Jesus (25-4, 20 KOs) of Bahia, Brazil in a 10 round lightweight bout.

“I want to win a world title in a fourth different division and with the help of Juan Carlos Torres and Top Rank I hope to do it this year. This fight is the start towards that goal” Barrera, said.

Barrera has been training in Guadalajara for over a month for this comeback fight.

Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank and Fernando Beltran, president of Zanfer Promotions led the press conference held on the floor of the Alamodome.

“We have great respect for the Mexican boxing fans and we hope that they enjoy this card, as they will see a future champion in Chavez Jr. and one of the all-time greats in Barrera. It should a night of great action here at the Alamodome,” duBoef said.

Tickets for the show are priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25 are available at the Alamodome Box Office and at all Ticketmaster outlets, on the Internet at Ticketmaster.com and by phone on 800 745-3000.

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