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WBO #1 middleweight contender Bryan Vera held a media workout on Thursday in Los Angeles for his upcoming battle against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. this Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Vera received a six-figure purse increase due to Chavez much publicized weight difficulties. The Vera Camp also insisted on reducing the fight from twelve to ten rounds. Unofficially, the weight limit for the bout will be 173 when the fighters weigh in tomorrow.
U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez also worked out for his upcoming feature fight against Daniel Calzada on the undercard.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Banner Promotions and Tecate, remaining tickets to Chávez vs. Vera, priced at $200, $100, $50 and $20 (plus applicable taxes and fees), can be purchased online at http://www.axs.com, by telephone at (888) 929-7849 or at the StubHub Center box office, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm.