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Chavez Jr. injured!

Undefeated super welterweight contender and The Son of The Legend, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., has been forced off the card for the upcoming “Latin Fury 10” due to a training camp injury. “Latin Fury 10” will proceed as scheduled headlined by the two world championship fights featuring undefeated #1 super featherweight contender Urbano Antillon (26-0, 19 KOs) and top ten contender Miguel “Aguacerito” Acosta (25-9-2, 19 KOs) battling for the vacant WBA interim lightweight title and WBA light flyweight champion Giovani Segura (20-1-1, 16 KOs) defending his title against Sonny Boy Jaro (30-7-5, 19 KOs).

Chavez Jr. (39-0-1, 29 KOs) suffered a rib injury last Wednesday during training camp in Big Bear. He has not been able to throw any punches effectively because of the pain and today his doctor ordered a halt of all training until it completely heals. Chavez’s return to the ring is expected to be in September or October.

A Los Angeles news conference scheduled for Monday has been canceled and a final news conference featuring the two world championship fight participants will take place Wednesday in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

“Latin Fury 10,” will take place on Saturday July 25. In addition to the two world championship rumbles, it will also feature WBO Latino junior bantamweight champion Alberto Rosas defending his title against Alejandro Martinez in a 12-round title bout.

Produced and distributed by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, “Latin Fury 10” will be broadcast Live on Pay-Per-View, from Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, This Saturday! July 25, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. For fight week updates, log on to www.toprank.com.

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