Watch: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera I

By Kieran Mulvaney

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In the first meeting between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera, Chavez scored a unanimous decision win in a fight that most ringside observers thought he had lost. Vera is out for revenge on HBO World Championship Boxing this Saturday at 9:45 PM ET/PT, but in the meantime you can watch that controversial first fight in its entirety.


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In the end, judging the fight came down to a matter of preference: do you like volume punching or hard, accurate blows? CompuBox stats showed that Vera threw more than twice as many punches as Chavez, and outlanded his opponent in eight out of ten rounds. But when Chavez did throw punches, it seemed he could hardly miss: he landed 50 percent or more of his power shots in eight rounds and in round six his accuracy soared to 67 percent.