Ringside Round-Up: The future arrives

WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and newly crowned WBO super-bantamweight king Nonito Donaire came through their respective fights on Saturday night’s ‘Welcome to the Future’ bill (photos below).

Chavez Jr and Donaire weigh-in pictures

WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Nonito Donaire and their respective opponents all made weight ahead of their ‘Welcome to the Future’ show on Saturday night, live on BoxNation.

Chavez Jr, who defends his title against No1 contender Marco Antonio Rubio, came in at 159.5lbs while the challenger was a smidgen lighter at 159lbs on the dot.

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Ovil McKenzie vs Tony Dodson, Commonwealth light-heavyweight title

Friday 3 February, 6pm, BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546)

Donaire and Vazquez get heated at final presser

Things got heated between Nonito Donaire and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr at the final presser for their ‘Welcome to the Future’ show this Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The rivalry, which had up on to this week been very respectful, exploded during the face off after Vazquez Jr knocked off Donaire’s hat leading to a shoving match and various insults being hurled at each other.

Chavez Jr workout pictures

Pictures of WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr beavering away in the gym ahead of his title defence against No1 contender Marco Antonio Rubio on February 4. Chavez Jr works his way through one of Alex Ariza’s infamous strength and conditioning sessions while his legendary father Julio Cesar Chavez Sr watches on.

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WBC releases statement on Chavez Jr vs Martinez

The World Boxing Council has released a statement approving middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Champion Emeritus Sergio Martinez to meet next if they come through their respective bouts in the coming months.

Donaire and Chavez Jr press conference pictures

Nonito Donaire and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr were at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas yesterday for the press conference for their upcoming Welcome To The Future doubleheader at the same venue on February 4.