Several publications are reporting that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Sunday sustained a cut over one of his eyes during sparring and that his super middleweight fight against Brian Vera scheduled for Sept. 7 at Staples Center has been postponed. A new date has not been announced for the Top Rank Inc. event.
HBO was to televise Chavez-Vera.
Chavez last fought in September in Las Vegas, losing his middleweight title to Sergio Martinez at Thomas & Mack Center. A post-fight drug test had Chavez testing positive for marijuana. The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Chavez nine months and fined him $900,000; the fine was later reduced to $100,000.