SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 27, 2014) — The Final Press Conference for the eagerly- anticipated boxing doubleheader featuring the rematch between former World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion and Son of the Legend JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ JR. and Top-Five contender and two-fisted Texan BRYAN VERA and the historic challenge by two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist and 2013 Prospect of the Year, VASYL LOMACHENKO, in only his second professional fight, of World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion ORLANDO SALIDO will take place Today! Thursday, February 27, downtown inside the Farmers Market at Market Square (612 West Commerce – corner of West Commerce & San Saba St – San Antonio, TX 78207-8121), beginning at 2:00 p.m. CT.
The press conference will be open to the public. Fighters and their camps will be available for one-on-one interviews.
Joining the fighters and their camps will be Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM, former two-time World Heavyweight Champion GEORGE FOREMAN and former World Lightweight Champion JUAN DIAZ, of Houston, who will be featured on the non-televised undercard, looking to extend his three-fight winning streak as he attempts to return to the top of the lightweight division after a three-year hiatus from boxing.
The Chávez Jr – Vera II and Salido – Lomachenko fights will take place This Saturday! March 1, at theAlamodome in San Antonio, TX and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Banner Promotions, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, remaining tickets to Chávez vs. Vera II, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25 (plus applicable taxes and fees), can be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online atwww.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000.
HBO Presents “Road to Chavez Jr./Vera II”. HBO playdates include: February 27 at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT,February 28 at 1:00 a.m. ET/PT and March 1 at 12:15 p.m. ET/PT.
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